Intellectual Freedom and the Law: Social Media, First Amendment Audits, and the Library as a Public Forum
Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Room 122-A
Do you know what the law says about the public library’s ability to regulate and moderate comments and posts on the library’s social media sites? Can “First Amendment Auditors” film library patrons with impunity? This program will explore the current case law addressing public libraries’ responsibilities with respect to moderating social media as well as the ability of libraries to manage and regulate photography and recording activities inside the library. Learn how to minimize your library’s exposure to litigation if your library has a social media site open to the public or if an individual claims a right to film inside the library. There will be time set aside for your questions about these topics and any other questions concerning intellectual freedom and the law.