Banned Books and Censorship: Current Intellectual Freedom Issues in the Library

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Library 2.0's mini-conference, "Banned Books and Censorship: Current Intellectual Freedom Issues in the Library," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 8th, 2023, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time.

With book bans all over the news, intellectual freedom is under attack, with a specific focus on materials and programs related to or representative of marginalized communities. In this Library 2.0 mini-conference, we will examine the current trends in censorship and explore solutions for how to promote our principles in an era of increasing polarization. We will also explore the dilemmas that arise at the intersection of intellectual freedom and social justice.

Our special conference chair is Martin Garnar, editor of the 10th edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual and past chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, who has been involved in developing ALA policy on intellectual freedom for 20 years. 

Everyone is invited to participate in Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing keynote. 

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

Provider of this mini-conference: Library 2.0

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If you're unable to attend the live event, a recording will be distributed after the event.