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Have you faced ethical challenges in your library? Do you struggle to balance intellectual freedom, social justice, and the politics of your community? Please join us for a full day of professional development designed to educate, empower, and encourage library professionals as we handle this important aspect of our work. In the morning, we welcome James LaRue, streaming live from Colorado. Jamie is the CEO of LaRue and Associates and former Director of the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Mr. LaRue will discuss the Library Bill of Rights, its connection to intellectual freedom and social justice and how to advocate for these things in your community. Questions from participants are welcomed and encouraged. Find more information on both presentations on the attached flyer.Following a lunch break, University of Nebraska-Omaha Library Science Professor, Erica Rose, will be at the Edwardsville location and will facilitate discussion of professional ethics in libraries, including exploring real-world case studies about daily ethical challenges in libraries. Bring your own ethical experiences to share and work through with your peers.Event Schedule9:00-9:30 Coffee and Mingle9:30-10:00 Welcoming Remarks10:00-11:30 Intellectual Freedom Presentation by Jamie LaRue11:30-11:45 UNO Library Science Program Promotion11:45-1:00 Lunch Break1:00-1:30 Professional Ethics Presentation by Erica Rose1:30-3:00 Professional Ethics Small Group DiscussionThis training opportunity is sponsored by Illinois Heartland Library System, Morrison-Talbott Library, Six Mile Regional Library District and University of Nebraska-Omaha.The program is free, and fully accessible online via Zoom or in person at viewing parties held at the IHLS Service Centers in Carbondale, Champaign, and Edwardsville, and at the Illinois State Library.Lunch at the Edwardsville IHLS office will be sponsored by Six Mile Regional Library District. Lunch on your own at Champaign and Carbondale service centers or if attending online.Please register by 3/25/19.Online registrants will be emailed a Zoom link before March 29th.If this is your first time registering for an event through L2, you will first need to create an account.
Categories: Advocacy, Law and Legal Issues, Management Skills/Administration, Outreach
Tags: Intellectual, Freedom, Ethics
This event is sponsored by Illinois Heartland Library System.Event listed by: Illinois Library Association, Illinois State Library and Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Last day to cancel registrations is: 3/29/2019
Questions? Please contact Ellen Popit.
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