Join HxLibraries for our free virtual Spring 2023 Symposium with Dr. Emily Knox to explore the question "Why you can't have social justice without intellectual freedom" during Freedom to Read Week on Thursday, February 23rd at 3pm CT via Zoom by registering (via Google Form).
Join HxLibraries for our Spring 2023 Symposium with intellectual freedom, censorship, and book banning scholar Dr. Emily Knox on Feb. 23 for Freedom to Read Week.
How should library workers navigate dual commitments to intellectual freedom and social progress?
How should information institutions respond to information disorder?
What information is communicated in content (aka "trigger") warnings, and where are they used?
These are some of the questions Dr. Emily Knox explores in her research on intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, and information access.
Emily will explore the question "Why you can't have social justice without intellectual freedom" for HxLibraries' virtual Spring 2023 Symposium.
Join HxLibraries for our virtual Spring 2023 Symposium with Dr. Emily Knox during Freedom to Read Week on Thursday, February 23rd at 3pm CT via Zoom by registering (via Google Form).
Emily is a widely cited scholar on topics related to intellectual freedom, including censorship, book banning, information policy, and information access. She is the author or editor of three books:
Her articles have appeared in Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research, Open Information Science, and the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy, where she currently serves as editor. Emily is also frequently interviewed in the popular media about book banning and censorship.
Learn more about Dr. Emily Knox.
HxLibraries hosts multiple symposia each year - featuring a keynote speaker, small group discussions, and Q&A - as well as monthly happy hours via Zoom, and publishes the Heterodoxy in the Stacks substack. HxLibraries members include Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty, LIS degree-holders and -seekers, and library workers of all backgrounds and from all types of libraries. Membership is free. Learn more about joining HxLibraries.
Each symposium begins with remarks from a keynote speaker (25-30 mins.) followed by small group discussion (15-20 mins.) and concludes with Q&A (15 mins.).
Previous symposia have explored trends in LIS scholarship related to intellectual freedom, neutrality, social justice, and diversity, equity, and inclusion; the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR); the neutrality debate in libraries; and democratic thinking and other democratic virtues. HxLibraries members are encouraged to present or propose symposia.
The Heterodox Libraries Spring 2023 Symposium is generously supported with funding from Heterodox Academy.
Register for the virtual Heterodox Libraries Spring 2023 Symposium, "Why you can't have social justice without intellectual freedom," with Dr. Emily Knox on February 23, 2023 at 3pm CT (via Google Form). Please send other inquiries to Sarah at smh767[at]psu[dot]edu.
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