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Thursday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Orientation Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Orientation session for trustees and unit liaisons

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 26 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - morning session

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Thursday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Business meeting of Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - afternoon session

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Sponsors :
FTRF.

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee I Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:30pm
Intellectual Freedom Committee II Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

Second business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Intellectual Freedom 101 Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 11
Description :

Intellectual Freedom is one of the most basic values of librarianship. ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom was established in 1965 to educate about, promote, and defend intellectual freedom for library users as enshrined in the Library Bill of Rights. ALA’s partner organization, the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), was established in 1969 as a resource to support intellectual freedom in the courts and beyond. At this fast-paced one-hour session, you will meet of ALA’s various intellectual freedom groups, get all the details on the IF programs planned for this conference and other upcoming events, and find out how you can get involved in the intellectual freedom workings of ALA and FTRF.

Co-sponsors:

Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT), Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund, Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC)

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Sponsors :
FTRF.
Merritt Fund
The Merrit Fund

Friday, June 27 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Intellectual Freedom Round Table I Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N238
Description :

First business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table

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Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee III Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N117
Description :

Third business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA Access to Information Committee Meeting Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N227
Description :

Committee meeting focusing on access issues and intellectual freedom. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
EMIERT Membership Meeting Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Octavius 12
Description :

Join us to hear about the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table.

10:30am - 11:30am
Intellectual Freedom Committee IV Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N117
Description :

Third business meeting of the Intellectual Freedom Committee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Managing Challenges, Maximizing Impact: Policies and Practices for Controversial Programming Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

From religion to health care to immigration — controversial subjects can pose a unique challenge for librarians. How can we offer high-quality programs on these important, but potentially polarizing, topics while maintaining an environment conducive to civil dialogue? In this session, intellectual freedom advocates and experienced programming librarians will discuss how to prepare for and host events that may attract controversy, but also can increase visibility and foster community engagement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Metadata and Indicators for Open Access Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N253
Description :

This program addresses metadata needs of open access (OA) materials and the use of visual indicators to help users determine their access rights. Presenters may discuss: use of existing or new vocabularies, schema, and other projects, such as Crossmark, Jisc’s Vocabularies for Open Access (V4OA) project, and ONIX-PL in library systems; use of OA vocabularies and schema for faculty consultation and education related to scholarly communication, author’s rights, and open access; studies of OA indicator use and successes/failures.

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10:30am - 12:00pm
Deep In The Heart of Texzines Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 3
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
3D Printers and Library Policies Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

Many public and academic libraries are making 3D printers available for patron use. A panel of speakers will talk about this new trend, including concerns and issues to address when creating library policies related to patron access to and use of 3D printers.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Intellectual Freedom and the Defense of Graphic Novels and Comic Books Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics. At this presentation, learn how they have been a leader in opposing censorship for nearly 30 years by performing legal aid, education, and advocacy activities in the service of the community that reads, creates, and circulates comics. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein tells the organization's story, introducing you to the readers, retailers and artists that the organization has stood up for in court. He'll also profile their extensive education activities that range from sharing the history of comics censorship to providing letters and resources that help keep books on shelves.
In the past year, CBLDF has helped protect dozens of books, from Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis to Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. CBLDF's publications Raising A Reader and Using Graphic Novels in Education are vital tools in helping the next generation of teachers, librarians, and parents use comics to promote literacy. CBLDF Presents Manga and CBLDF's daily news blog are just two of the numerous resources the CBLDF offers in the spirit of preventing censorship by expanding education and understanding about comics. The Fund's efforts to fight censorship in courtrooms and classrooms are essential to protecting the future of comics. Learn what this small, but vital organization does, and how you can be a part of their ongoing mission!

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Intellectual Freedom in the Surveillance State Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

still being drafted

3:00pm - 4:00pm
IFC/FTRF Issues Briefing Session Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Convention Center
N109
Description :

Updates from the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Freedom to Read Foundation

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
ALA FTRF

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Intellectual Freedom Committee Privacy Subcommittee Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N210
Description :

Business meeting for the Intellectual Freedom Privacy Subcommittee

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
EMIERT Executive and All Committee Meeting Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N238
Description :

Meeting of the officers of
EMIERT, the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

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