Videos from 2009 ALA Annual Conference now online!

Censorship, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference, Privacy, Uncategorized

OIF has four new videos up featuring programs from the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Check them out!

“My, those novels certainly are… graphic!”

One of the most popular intellectual freedom programs in years, this panel discussion was sponsored by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Association of American Publishers, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  Speakers: Neil Gaiman, Terry Moore, and Craig Thompson. Moderated by Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

“Privacy in an Era of Change”

An engrossing conversation about the status of privacy under the new administration.  Cosponsored by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and the ALA Washington Office.  Speakers: Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; David Sobel, Senior Counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Craig Wacker, program officer for the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media & Learning initiative.

“Libraries, Librarians, and America’s War on Sex”

Sex ed advocate Marty Klein discusses the importance of having sexual information available to all library users.  Sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table.

“Intellectual Freedom on the Front Lines”

Librarians and library supporters from West Bend, Wisconsin share their perspective on the protracted censorship challenges going on in their community at this issues briefing session, sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Freedom to Read Foundation.  (See a blog post on the session from American Libraries’ Inside Scoop here.)