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Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus: Are Our Campuses Secure in the Next Generation?

When: 
Saturday, July 11, 2009
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, US/Central

This year's ACRL Intellectual Freedom Committee program will take place Saturday, July 11, from 3:30 - 5:30 in the Hyatt Regency McCormick, Conference Center Room 10 C/D.

 

Four panelists will explore threats to freedoms on our campuses, how to inspire students to discover and explore intellectual freedom as central to the teaching and learning experience, the importance of teaching students to be the next generation of intellectual freedom and First Amendment defenders, and how academic librarians can form partnerships and mount effective campaigns to keep the fight for freedoms alive while engaging students in the process.

 

Speakers:

James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University and Freedom to Read Trustee

Megan Fitzgerald, Program Director, Center for Campus Free Speech, Chicago, IL

Barbara Fister, Professor and Academic Librarian, Gustavus Adolphus College

Shawn Healy, Managing Director, McCormick Freedom Museum, Chicago, IL