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ALA Intellectual Freedom Webinar Series: Intellectual Freedom Beyond the Basics

ALA Intellectual Freedom Webinar Series: Intellectual Freedom Beyond the Basics Online

The Massachusetts Library System is working with the American Library Association to provide a 5-webinar series designed to help you navigate issues concerning intellectual freedom.  

What are the components of policies and procedures that will aid in  retaining challenged library materials and lessening the possibility that the same titles will be challenged next week? Attendees will learn the best practices for creating sound policies, having conversations with library users, seeking resources for support beyond the library, and identifying tools to prepare staff and trustees for scenarios they may experience.


Joyce McIntosh is the Assistant Program Director for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), an organization dedicated to First Amendment education, litigation, and advocacy. She has worked at the intersection of intellectual freedom, communication, and the First Amendment for three decades. Her education and careers in journalism and library and information science have led her to work for newspapers, non-profits, and for the last two decades in libraries. She worked in a public library outside of Chicago, IL providing reference, programming, outreach, and assistive technology prior to joining FTRF to focus on intellectual freedom education initiatives.

Registrants will receive an email with login information 3 hours before the session. If you do not receive the login information, please check your spam folder (sometimes these automated emails can get caught by filters) or contact Sarah Donnelly

Thursday, March 2, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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