Introduction to Intellectual Freedom in Libraries: Webinar | Compendium

InfoPeople is sponsoring this FREE webinar on Intellectual Freedom presented by Mary Minow on February 17, 2015 at 3pm EST.

In this webinar, you will learn techniques to approach challenges, along with a firm background of intellectual freedom in libraries, including relevant laws and court cases.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will be able to:

* Identify and interpret key ALA documents, policies, and decisions related to intellectual freedom, both in print and online

* Identify and understand holdings in key court cases on intellectual freedom in libraries

* Understand how the law treats different libraries – academic, school and public.

* Understand the types of speech that are not protected by the First Amendment, and when to call the police to report child  pornography

* Develop skills for recognizing and strategies for responding to challenges

This webinar will be of interest to library staff at all levels in any type of library. It will be particularly beneficial for those who are relatively new to the library field and who have not had any formal training in the core values of the profession.

For more information and to participate in the February 17 webinar, go to

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Webinars are FREE of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of this page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check their archive listing at: