Banned Books Week Talk & Workshop with Jamie LaRue

CIPR is proud to co-sponsor this Banned Books Week Talk & Workshop with Jamie LaRue on Septmeber 25, 2017 from 3:30-6:30pm at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:

September 25, 2017 • 3:30 – 6:30pm
Food will be served • Doors open at 3:15

UWM Golda Meir Library
4th Floor Conference Center
2311 E. Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

3:30 – Banned Books Week Talk

“Words have power! Banned Books and the Need to Read”

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has long tracked attempts to have books, programs, exhibits, and speakers banned or restricted in libraries and schools. What do the times tell us about trends in censorship, the emerging issues of intellectual freedom, and the importance of defending the freedom to read? Join OIF Director James LaRue for a review of some of the most common challenges, and a discussion of the intersection of intellectual freedom and social justice.

5:00 – Workshop
Ethics, Policy and Institutional Value

Our policies are the hinge between our professional ethics and the position of the library in the local community.  We will discuss the relationship between our ethical values and our intellectual freedom policies as a foundation of local institutional standing.  Please bring sample policies to discuss and review.
Facilitated by:
Dr. Joyce Latham, Associate Professor
UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies

For more information and to register for the event visit:

We hope to see you there!