Law for Librarians: a project of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom

Allerton Crowne Plaza, Chicago, Illinois

April 4-6, 2006

The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association has a limited number of spaces available to the general public for its Law for Librarians training seminar, an intensive three-day session covering the legal basis of libraries' intellectual freedom principles. The cost to register for the April 4-6 seminar is $250.00 and covers all materials, plus three breakfasts and two lunches.

To register, contact Jonathan Kelley at or (800) 545-2433 x4226. Registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-in basis. Those who register before March 10 will have access to the discounted room rate at Chicago's  Allerton Hotel, the site of the seminar.

Included in the training will be up-to-date information on state and federal statutes, pertinent case law, policy development and implementation, and good practices. There also will be a "train the trainer" portion of the seminar so that attendees may develop the skills to help implement similar trainings in their home states.

Law for Librarians was designed for the Intellectual Freedom Committee chairs from state library associations and representatives from state library agencies.  Funding for Law for Librarians is provided in part by a grant from the  Ford Foundation.  Law for Librarians is cosponsored by  ALA's Chapter Relations Office.