The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs, and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians.
The IFRT Members Community group is the central hub for discussion, library and events. It is visible to all ALA members but only IFRT members can participate in the conversation.
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This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your resume and build awareness of the issues of professional ethics, privacy, and intellectual freedom in public libraries. The primary audience of United for Libraries is trustees, friends, and foundations, who often do not have professional education and training in the core values of librarianship. Think about collaborating with your state's Intellectual Freedom Committee, the Intellectual Freedom Round Table Programming and Events Committee, or other groups.
Presenting a program like this and working collaboratively is also a great choice for a nomination for the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. Off the top of my head, here are some ideas that may be worthwhile.
Comment on this thread if you're interested and see if others would like to join your efforts. I'm cross posting this so if I can help connect people, I will.
United for Libraries is accepting proposals for its upcoming online conference "United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations," scheduled to be held Aug. 3-5, 2021.
United invites program proposals on topics of interest to library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them. Examples of program topics from last year's conference include:
Proposals will be accepted through Mon., May 24; parties who submit proposals by the deadline will receive an acceptance decision by June 1.
To submit a proposal, visit ala.org/united/virtual/proposals. For questions and concerns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. United for Libraries The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations A division of the American Library Association 312-280-2160 www.ala.org/united
Kristin Pekoll, CAE
Office for Intellectual Freedom
225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601
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