You name the kind of library, and it has …. issues. Schools are particular hotspots, both in the library, and more and more in the curriculum. In public libraries filtering fights and book challenges continue; new targets are emerging. Even university presidents and tenured professors have lost their jobs merely for expressing their opinions. And yet, despite all this evidence of extraordinary sensitivity to language and microaggressions, our political discourse, even for the highest office in the land, has sunk to new levels of coarseness.
Meanwhile surveillance of the American public – by the federal government, by corporations, by a host of third and fourth party vendors – is now almost unavoidable.
On the other hand, a whole new culture is stirring, an explosion of fresh, diverse writing that has yet to find its way to our institutions. We have some ideas about that.
Join members of the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the staff of the Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation for a robust conversation. Ask us anything. Tell us anything. It’s a free speech zone!
Meeting Type: Forum/Update/Assembly
Content Area: #ifAMA #privacyAMA #OIFAMA #FTRFAMA
Interests: Advocacy, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation
Type of Library: Academic, Association, Community College, Consortium, Corporate, Elementary School, Federal, Government, High School, Information-related Organization, Joint Use, Law, Library School, Medical, Middle School, Museum, Native, Nonprofit, Other, Prison Library, Public, Regional System, Research Library, Retired, Rural, School/Media Center, Seeking Employment, Special, State Library, Student, Tribal, Undergraduate
Sponsors: ALA, FTRF
Cost: Included with full conference registration.