Children and the “Language of Privacy”

A guest blog post from ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) Director, Barbara Jones Yesterday I had one of those amazing days that, I am happy to report, one is never too old to have! I was the guest of three school librarians in the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Washington. My goal is to visit as many libraries as possible, in order to see intellectual freedom and privacy protection in action—on the ground—and to be able...

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National Freedom of Information Day Conference report

March 15, 2010: Guest post from ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) Director, Barbara Jones The Newseum in Washington, DC is a “must visit.“ Yesterday I enjoyed watching high school students in the First Amendment section, discussing the questions posed to them about the “5 freedoms.“ (More Americans know the names of the Simpsons than the 5 freedoms of the First Amendment!) The complementary right to privacy is carved in stone...

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Free Online Workshops on Hosting Community Discussions

ALA’s Libraries Fostering Civic Engagement MIG is offering two free online workshops to help librarians convene forums and moderate community discussions on privacy in conjunction with Choose Privacy Week, May 2-8, 2010. The first workshop, “Tips on Hosting a Deliberative Forum on Privacy,“ will take place March 30, 2010 from 1:00 – 3:00 Central. This workshop will cover: the logistics for convening your forum, strategies you can use to...

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