Free, Online Mini-Conference Upcoming on Banned Books and Censorship

May 11, 2023

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The second Library 2.023 mini-conference, “Banned Books and Censorship: Current Intellectual Freedom Issues in the Library,” will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. MDT. In this Library 2.0 mini-conference, they will examine the current trends in censorship and explore solutions for how to promote library principles in an era of increasing polarization. They’ll also explore the dilemmas that arise at the intersection of intellectual freedom and social justice.

The special conference chair is Martin Garnar, editor of the 10th edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual and past chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. Martin has been involved in developing ALA policy on intellectual freedom for 20 years.

REGISTER HERE to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward. This is a free event, held live online and also recorded.

Everyone is invited to participate in Library 2.0 conference events, designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing keynote.

Participants are encouraged to use #library2023 and #bannedbookscensorship on their social media posts about the event.

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