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2013 Banned Books Week Event: “Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedome from Surveillance, and Democratic Values”

Aug 19, 2013   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

Canaries in the Coal MineTo kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM’s Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom:

CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE:
How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedome from Surveillance, and Democratic Values

September 22, 2013
6:00 – 8:00pm
Milwaukee Public Library
Centennial Hall – Loos Room
733 N Eighth Street Milwaukee, WI 53233

Barbara M. Jones
Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association
Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation

RSVP at: http://sois.uwm.edu/banned2013

2011 WLA Pre-Conference Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like

Oct 7, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

The UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and the WLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table invite you to attend the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Pre-Conference, Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like!

When a library confronts an intellectual freedom challenge, who are the players involved, what are their interests and where do we stand? This pre-conference will explore the motivations of such groups as Family Friendly Librarians, local politicians and the American Library Association.

Perspectives on intellectual freedom issues will be offered by:

  • Barb Deter, Past president, Board of Directors, West Bend Community Memorial Library
  • Barbara Jones, Director, Office of Intellectual Freedom, ALA, Chicago
  • Sandra Braman, Professor, Department of Communications, UW-Milwaukee
  • Loretta Gaffney, PhD candidate in Library & Information Science, Univ. of Illinois
  • Joyce M. Latham, Assistant Professor, UW-Milwaukee

November 1, 2011 | 9:30 – 3:30 PM
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI

Register here!