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What should library staff do when self-proclaimed “citizen journalists” enter the library claiming a right to question employees and film in any space accessible to the public? Learn what your library board and staff need to know about so-called “First Amendment audits,” and how you can prepare by adopting well-crafted policies and training staff.
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Start Date: May 11, 2022, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: May 11, 2022, 2:15 pm CDT
A two-part webinar series offered by the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
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Start Date: February 22, 2023, 6:00 pm CST
End Date: March 22, 2023, 7:30 pm CDT
This interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and staff who work with them.
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Start Date: August 1, 2023, 10:00 am CDT
End Date: August 3, 2023, 3:00 pm CDT
4-Part Creative Commons Webinar Series (Part One): Creative Commons & Copyright; Working Together
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Start Date: March 12, 2024, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: March 12, 2024, 2:00 pm CDT
4-Part Webinar Series: Creative Commons
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Start Date: March 12, 2024, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: April 2, 2024, 2:00 pm CDT
Media and Crisis Communications for Trustees & Friends
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Start Date: March 12, 2024, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: March 12, 2024, 2:00 pm CDT
4-Part Creative Commons Webinar Series (Part Two): Deep Dive into Creative Commons Licensing
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Start Date: March 19, 2024, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: March 19, 2024, 2:00 pm CDT
4-Part Creative Commons Webinar Series (Part Three): Making the Case for Open at Your Institution
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Start Date: March 26, 2024, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: March 26, 2024, 2:00 pm CDT
4-Part Creative Commons Webinar Series (Part Four): The Future of Open Licensing and Creative Commons
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Start Date: April 2, 2024, 1:00 pm CDT
End Date: April 2, 2024, 2:00 pm CDT
Learn about a library-led research project that is designing new digital literacy approaches for combating misinformation.
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This webinar will give you tools to address concerns, dispel myths, and show the benefits that comics and graphic novels bring to classrooms and libraries.
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Participants will learn about intellectual freedom programming, and how it can be used to develop critical thinking and collaboration skills, reach underserved audiences, broaden perspectives, and develop empathy.
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Positioning library values--equity, diversity, inclusion, and intellectual freedom--at the center of the academic program benefits all learners.
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Public libraries empowering and educating teens and young adults to fight for their right to read freely.
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This session will help you to become more familiar with the copyright system.
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The presenters share ways they have implemented change in their library spaces and will engage participants in critical discussions and reflection about how we can further improve our practices to achieve social justice within our sphere of influence.
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Examine how to build and safeguard LGBTQ+-inclusive collections, instruction, and spaces using AASL’s resource guide, Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries.
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Panelists share their experiences with censorship and navigating a graphic novel challenge.
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As libraries continue confronting unprecedented attacks on the freedom to read, the Public Library Association (PLA) invited library colleagues to participate in a virtual town hall on March 4, 2022. As those who have faced book banning attempts and related legislative efforts know, the experience is often isolating and stressful. During this event, speakers participated in facilitated conversations that explored effective responses to the coordinated attempts at censorship currently sweeping the nation.
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United for Libraries will present this four-part series for library Trustees, advocates, Friends, Foundations, and those who work with them as they help support the fight against censorship. Part one, “Be Fierce: How to Harness Your Power for Your Libr
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How well is your staff trained to practically engage with Intellectual Freedom issues?
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This on-demand course will cover digital personal safety in the face of book challenge related threats.
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Keeping Governance on Track - A FREE Webinar Series for Library BoardsThis two-part series is presented by the United for Libraries Intellectual Freedom Task Force and is made available FREE to all participants by the Jack Neal Fund.Keeping Governance on
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This session will equip librarians and educators with the knowledge and resources to ethically and effectively use, create and share Openly-Licensed Educational Resources (OER).
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Learn best practices and strategies for supporting staff, board, community members through program challenges.
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Prepare yourself to combat book challenges.
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This session serves to inform participants how to prepare, implement and review current digcit curricula for faculty growth in instructional leadership.
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This session looks at Fair Use and common problems when it comes to Copyright.
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Learn about common strategies used by political groups in their efforts to censor youth materials, how to identify and name these behaviors, and how doing so can empower library staff to develop proactive strategies for responding in ways that protect their safety and integrity.
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