Intellectual Freedom Conference Programs, Meetings, and Events

2013 ALA Annual Conference - Chicago, IL

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees meeting
Hilton Chicago, Marquette

5:00–6:30 p.m. 
Freedom to Read Foundation Member Reception
Mingle with FTRF members, trustees, staff, author Sara Paretksy, and meet the new Conable Conference Scholarship recipient
Hilton Chicago, Joliet Room

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

8:3010:00 a.m.
Intellectual Freedom Committee I
Palmer House Hilton, Water Tower Parlor

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
"Ethics Matters: Ethical Decision-Making for Librarians and Information Professionals"
Pre-conference sponsored by the Committee on Professional Ethics
McCormick Place, S505a

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. 
Intellectual Freedom Committee II
Palmer House Hilton, Water Tower Parlor

12:30–1:30 p.m. 
“Intellectual Freedom 101”
Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room

At this one-hour fast-paced session you will meet some of the leaders of the various intellectual freedom groups, get all the details on the IF programs planned for this conference and upcoming events, and find out how you can get involved in the intellectual freedom workings of the Association.

1:302:30 p.m.
Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) I
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Room

1:302:30 p.m. 
Committee on Professional Ethics Business Meeting I
Palmer House HIlton, Water Tower Parlor

1:30–3:30 p.m. 
The Friday Conversation-Gun Violence: Community Voices and Library Responses
McCormick Place, S105a-c

7:3010:00 p.m. 
Intellectual Freedom Round Table 40th Anniversary Celebration
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

8:3010:00 a.m.
IFRT Program
"How a Book is Saved: Challenges and How to Fight Them"
McCormick Place, S405
What motivates an individual to challenge materials in a library’s collection and how should the library respond? Please join us for an anatomy of a challenge. Emily Knox will explore the motivation to challenge materials. Kristin Pekoll and Suellen Reimers will discuss their libraries’ experiences with challenges. And, Nanette Perez will explain what you can do to prepare for a challenge – before it happens. Coffee and pastries will be served.
 
10:3011:30 a.m. 
Intellectual Freedom Committee III
Palmer House Hilton, Water Tower Parlor

1:00–2:30 p.m. 
Intellectual Freedom Committee IV
Palmer House Hilton, Water Tower Parlor

3:00–4:00 p.m.
"Why Does Intellectual Freedom Matter Today?"
ACRL IFC program featuring Barbara Jones, director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
McCormick Place Convention Center, S404bc

6:008:00 p.m.
LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund "Reception for a Cause"

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

8:3010:00 a.m.
Intellectual Freedom Committee/Committee on Legislation joint meeting
Hilton Chicago, Marquette Room

10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Now Showing at ALA: Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder
McCormick Place, S503a

10:30–11:30 a.m.
IFC Privacy Subcommittee
Palmer House Hilton, Salon 3

1:00–2:30 p.m. 
Committee on Professional Ethics program
"Ethics in Action: Addressing Conflicts of Interest"
McCormick Place Convention Center, N427bc
Ethical dilemmas occur when values are in conflict, and librarians often find themselves navigating real or potential conflicts of interest in the course of their professional duties. This program will provide attendees with a framework for identifying and dealing with conflicts of interest. Speakers will explore the complex dynamics of vendor relationships and other situations in the library where such conflicts frequently arise. In this highly interactive session, attendees will break out into discussion groups and engage with real-life ethical scenarios, working collaboratively to untangle them.

1:00–2:30 p.m. 

LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund board meeting
Palmer House Hilton, Salon 3

3:00–4:00 p.m. 

WE TOLD YOU SO…Use of the “Library Provision” of the USA PATRIOT Act and other surveillance issues
McCormick Place Convention Center, S501bcd
It never went away, we just know for sure that they have used it as we suspected. Learn more about the latest wholesale use of Section 215 by the Administration to get phone records from carriers and how those providers turned over all subscriber phone records; hear about surveillance of AP Wire Service reporters, the search for whistleblowers and the implications for the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press of these activities.
***This program will take place in lieu of an Intellectual Freedom Issues Briefing Session.

 
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Merritt Fund "Reception for a Cause”
Hilton - 14-340

MONDAY, JULY 1

8:3010:00 a.m.
Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) II
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Room

8:3010:00 a.m.
Committee on Professional Ethics II
Palmer House HIlton, Water Tower Parlor

10:30–11:30 a.m.
IFC/COL Joint Program
"Do Not Track Me: A Cross-Generational Discussion of Personal Privacy"
McCormick Place-S401
The general public mostly agrees that personal privacy is an important issue, but there are generational differences in exactly what that means for our daily lives. University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone will present a legal background of the issues, and then lead a discussion with a panel of high school and college youth. The audience also will be asked to participate.

1:002:30 p.m.
IFC/AAP Joint Program
"Book on Fire: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Fahrenheit 451"
McCormick Place-S401
A panel of Ray Bradbury scholars and enthusiasts will discuss the impact of Fahrenheit 451 on U.S. culture, particularly its controversial censorship history.

3:004:00 p.m.
Intellectual Freedom Committee V
Palmer House Hilton, Water Tower Parlor

4:305:30 p.m. 
Intellectual Freedom Committee VI
Palmer House Hilton, Water Tower Parlor