Division Intellectual Freedom Committees and Activities

AASL

CONTACT: Helen Adams, IFC Chair, hadams at mansfield.edu

RESOURCES:

EVENTS:
  • Program at 2010 ALA Annual Conference (Washington, DC) - "Not in My Library! Self-Censorship Alive and Well"; Sunday, June 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Preconference at 2009 AASL National Conference (Charlotte, NC) - "Law for School Librarians: Knowing Minors’ Rights"; Thursday, Nov. 5
  • Session at 2009 AASL National Conference (Charlotte, NC): "Ethics in a 2.0 World"
  • Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - "Minors' Rights in School Library Media Centers"; Saturday, July 11, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
OTHER ACTIVITIES:

ACRL

CONTACT: IFC Chair: Paul Beavers, aa6536 at wayne.edu

RESOURCES:
EVENTS:
  • Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - “Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus—Are our Freedoms Secure in the Next Generation?”; Saturday, July 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
OTHER ACTIVITIES:
  • Collecting best practices for protecting and promoting intellectual freedom in academic libraries

ALCTS

CONTACT: Michael Wright, ALCTS liaison to IFC.  michael-wright at uiowa.edu (ALCTS does not have a standing intellectual freedom committee)

ALSC

CONTACT: Michael Santangelo, Chair IFC.  m.santangelo at brooklynpubliclibrary.org

RESOURCES:
  • In the process of putting up page on ALSC website to help with challenges
EVENTS:
  • Coordinating "youth division" program at 2010 ALA Annual Conference (Washington, DC) - "Finding the Balance: Kids' Rights, Parental Demands, and the Librarian's Role"; Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1:30-3:30 p.m.  This is a joint AASL/ALSC/YALSA program.
  • Co-sponsored program with GLBTRT @ 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - "What Makes Tango So Scary? Serving Your Whole Library Population, Intellectual Freedom, and Censorship of LGBT Children's Books"; Sunday, July 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

ALTAFF

CONTACT:  Deborah Miller, Chair IFC.  dmiller at stdl.org

EVENTS:
  • Program at 2010 ALA Annual Conference (Washington, DC) - "Murder in Connecticut vs. Cheshire Public Library"; Sunday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.
  • Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) - "Change is in the Air: How Intellectual Freedom Affects You in Your Library"; Saturday, July 11, 10:30-noon
OTHER ACTIVITIES:

ASCLA

CONTACT: Melora Ranney Norman, ASCLA liaison to IFC.  mnorman at unity.edu (ASCLA does not have a standing intellectual freedom committee)

LITA

CONTACT: Aimee Fifarek, LITA liaison to FTRF. afifarek at scottsdaleaz.gov (LITA does not have a liaison to IFC)

Note: the LITA Technology and Access committee deals with Intellectual Freedom.  The current chair is David J. Nutty, dnutty at usm.maine.edu

EVENTS:

  • Program at 2009 ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) – “Net Neutrality and Its Implications for Libraries”; Sunday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. – noon.  Ft. Alan Inouye, Director OITP; Gregory Jackson, CIO University of Chicago; Clifford Lynch, Director CNI

LLAMA

CONTACT: Jim Teliha, LLAMA liaison to IFC.  teliha at isu.edu (LLAMA does not have a standing intellectual freedom committee.)

PLA

CONTACT: Kent Oliver, Chair IFC. koliver at starklibrary.org

RESOURCES:
EVENTS:
  • OIF and the ALA IFC will be presenting a program on privacy on Friday, March 26, 2010 at the PLA National Conference, Portland, OR
OTHER ACTIVITES:

RUSA

CONTACT: Pamela Sieving, Chair, Access to Information Committee. ps256e at nih.gov 

RESOURCES:
  • The RUSA Access to Information Committee has developed a "Right to Access" statement 
EVENTS:
  1. "The Secret Life of Our Data: Privacy in the Digital Age" - Saturday, July 11, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., RUSA STARS
  2. "Who Cares About Privacy? Boundaries, Millennials and the MySpace Mindset" - Sunday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. - noon, RUSA MARS

YALSA

CONTACT: Holly Anderton, Chair IFC; andertonh at carnegielibrary.org

RESOURCES:
EVENTS:
  • Coordinated 2009 ALA Annual Conference Program (Chicago, IL): "Walk the Line: The Fine Line Between Selection and Censorship" - Monday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  This was a joint AASL/ALSC/YALSA program.
OTHER ACTIVITES:
  • The YALSA IFC also contributes to the YALSA blog.