Sunday IF activities @ Conference


Here are some intellectual freedom-related activities happening on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Check out the conference wiki for more:

8:00 – 10: 00 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Chicago (on Wacker — not McCormick Place)
Columbus Hall K/L

Combined meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Committee on Legislation.  All conference attendees are welcome to observe.

10:30 a.m. – Noon

RUSA-MARS program
Sheraton Chicago BR II/III

“Who Cares About Privacy? Boundaries, Millennials and the MySpace Mindset” —  Join the Privacy Revolution

Speakers: Siva Vaidhyanathan, Francis Jacobson Harris

10:30 a.m. – Noon

LITA program
McCormick Place West W184

“Net Neutrality and its Implications for Libraries” – speakers Alan Inouye, Gregory Jackson, Clifford Lynch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Committee on Professional Ethics program
McCormick Place West W185

“Alice Down the YouTube: Ethical Training in the Online Wonderland” – Have you watched a good video lately? Join us as we view YouTube videos that deal with everyday ethical issues in the library.

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

GLBTRT program
McCormick Place West W194a

“What Makes Tango So Scary? Serving Your Whole Library Population, Intellectual Freedom, and Censorship of LGBT Books” – speakers Victor Schill, Jamie LaRue, Nancy Silverrod, Carolyn Caywood

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

ALA President’s Program
McCormick Place West W184

Speaker: Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University.  “After the 9-11 attacks the federal government’s desire for secrecy grew dramatically.  Blanton will discuss limits imposed on access to government information.”