Nominations Still Open for IFRT Awards!
Nominations for the Immroth Award recognizing personal courage in the defense of intellectual freedom are due December 1, for the Oboler Award honoring a book are due December 1, and for the Hodges Award celebrating an organization dedicated to intellectual freedom are due January 1.
Get Active: New IFRT Chair Rhonda Evans Shares Her Plans, Priorities, and Passion
Rhonda Evans rose from ALA Emerging Leader to Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table in just one year – and shows no signs of slowing down. She brings expertise, energy, and encouragement to her new IFRT leadership role, and invites all library workers to get involved in intellectual freedom issues. Keep reading to learn about Evans’s journey, perspectives on intellectual freedom, and priorities as IFRT Chair for 2021-22.
Explore Intellectual Freedom in these #ALAAC21 Sessions!
The ALA Annual Conference offers numerous opportunities to explore and celebrate intellectual freedom. This post highlights fourteen intellectual freedom-themed conference sessions, including live panel discussions and on-demand sessions, the Intellectual Freedom Awards Celebration, and business meetings. As you plan your #ALAAC21 calendar, consider adding these sessions to your schedule!
OIF and Intellectual Freedom in Orlando
ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference is in Orlando, FL and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs.
Committee meetings and programs are open to any attendee, and are often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and its intellectual freedom initiatives.
Standing for IF when you’re in the room
Discussing intellectual freedom is a gift. Having the time to consider options and weigh exactly how a decision is going to play out is a gift. And it’s one of that often times, libraries simply don’t believe that they have the luxury of giving themselves. With staff stretched so thin, with money so tight, with so many programs going on, and with so little time in the day, many days (heck, many months) the goal is simply making it through while providing good service to the communities we serve.
OIF and Intellectual Freedom at Midwinter
ALA’s Midwinter Meeting is in Boston and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs. OIF meetings are open to any attendee, and are often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and Intellectual Freedom.
Finding the Right Balance with Children’s Books
If you check your catalog for these picture books, where will you find them shelved? And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell This Day in June by […]
Monday intellectual freedom meetings & programs @ #ALAAC14
Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Monday, June 30 Now Showing @ ALA: The Speaker…A Film About Freedom When: 8:00-10:00 a.m. Where: LVCC-N242 […]
Saturday intellectual freedom meetings & programs @ #ALAAC14
Here’s your daily list of must-do events at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Saturday, June 28 Read A Banned Book at the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out When: […]
Utah Library Association IFC receives the 2013 Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award
The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that the Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee is the recipient of the 2013 Gerald Hodges Intellectual […]