IFRT Members Community (Open)

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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.

  • 1.  Free webinar! 8/5 2pm CST Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs

    Posted Jul 30, 2020 07:54 AM
    IFRT members have complimentary access to the co-sponsored Freedom to Read Foundation webinar, Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs, on Wed., Aug. 5th at 2pm CST. While access to the webinar is free for IFRT members, attendees must register prior to the event.

    The Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs webinar, hosted by the Freedom to Read Foundation, will examine collection development tools for LGBTQ+ materials and digital resources and explain how to navigate challenges to library programs and materials. Presenters include Sukrit Goswami, director of the Haverford Township Free Library since June 2018 and current Chair of Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Pennsylvania Library Association; Dr. Rae Ann Montague, Chicago State University Information Studies Department faculty and Chair of the American Library Association Rainbow Roundtable; and Tom Taylor, director of the Andover Kansas Public Library. Co-sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table (RTT) and Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT), the webinar will take place Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. CST. The webinar is free for members of FTRF, IFRT, and RRT, and $25 for non-members.

    More information is available from FTRF: https://www.ftrf.org/news/519020/Webinar-Collecting-and-Protecting-LGBTQ-Materials-and-Programs.htm

    We hope you will join us!

    IFRT members are invited to share ideas for additional educational opportunities by contacting any member of the Education Advisory Special Committee, and the IFRT Executive Committee also welcomes your thoughts.


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    Sarah Hartman-Caverly
    Chair, IFRT Education Advisory Special Committee
    Reference & Instruction Librarian
    Penn State Berks Campus Thun Library
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  • 2.  RE: Free webinar! 8/5 2pm CST Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs

    Posted Jul 30, 2020 07:34 PM
    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for posting this information about the webinar. I feel this is very important.
    Laren Anderson

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    Laren Anderson
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  • 3.  RE: Free webinar! 8/5 2pm CST Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs

    Posted Aug 03, 2020 05:44 PM
    Friendly reminder about the webinar this Wednesday!:

    IFRT members have complimentary access to the co-sponsored Freedom to Read Foundation webinar, Collecting and Protecting LGBTQ+ Materials and Programs, on Wed., Aug. 5th at 2pm CST. While access to the webinar is free for IFRT members, attendees must register prior to the event.

    More information is available from FTRF: https://www.ftrf.org/news/519020/Webinar-Collecting-and-Protecting-LGBTQ-Materials-and-Programs.htm

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    Sarah Hartman-Caverly
    Reference & Instruction Librarian
    Penn State Berks Campus Thun Library
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