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The mission of the Games and Gaming Round Table is to provide the following:
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns surrounding games in libraries;
  • Resources to the library community to support the building and maintaining of library game collections;
  • A force for initiating and supporting game programming in libraries;
  • Create an awareness of, and need for, the support of the value of gaming and play in libraries, schools, and related learning communities.
  • Create an awareness of the value of games and gaming in library outreach and community engagement plans.
  • A professional and social forum for networking among librarians and non-librarians interested in games and gaming.

IFC Seeking Library Community Feedback: Challenged Resources Interpretation

  • 1.  IFC Seeking Library Community Feedback: Challenged Resources Interpretation

    Posted Dec 27, 2018 04:02 PM
    Hi, All -

    Sharing another message from Intellectual Freedom Committee chair Julia Warga:

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    Hello,

    This is the third request for feedback from the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC). In anticipation of a new edition of The Intellectual Freedom Manual, the IFC is in the process of updating intellectual freedom-related documents.

    The IFC would appreciate feedback on "Challenged Resources: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights" by Monday, January 7. The interpretation was adopted by ALA Council in 1971, and amended in 1981, 1990, 2009, and 2014. Please feel free to share this message widely.

    Feedback can be posted in the following two ways:

    • Post feedback on this Google Doc draft. The IFC requests that you post comments on the document, rather than edit the document directly. To post a comment, select "Insert" in the top menu, and then click "Comment." Comments may be posted anonymously (if you're not signed into a Google account) or publicly (if you're signed into your Google account).
    • Using "track changes," add comments and edits to the attached Word doc draft. You can email it to me (glynnj@kenyon.edu) or post it as a comment to this ALA Connect post, and I'll forward it to working group members.

    A note about paragraph four of the draft: This quote is from the current "Diversity in Collection Development" interpretation, last amended in 2014. It does not reflect the revisions proposed in the interpretation draft that was sent to the library community. The quoted material in "Challenged Resources" may be altered if the revisions for "Diversity in Collection Development" are adopted.

     

    The Intellectual Freedom Committee will make revisions to the draft in light of your suggestions and plans to distribute the document to ALA Council prior to the Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The committee also plans to present it at ALA Council Forum for further feedback.

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions, and please let me know if you have any questions,


    Julia Warga, Chair
    Intellectual Freedom Committee
    glynnj@kenyon.edu



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