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Format: 09/24/2017 - 8pm
Format: 09/24/2017 - 8pm
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Friday, January 24 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED YALSA Research Forum Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 A
Description :

This session introduces an ongoing project of the YALSA Research Committee on curating existing data sets about the lives of young people, and connecting these topics - social media, health, education, literacy, college preparation, and others - to YA library services. Following some brief sharing on the project, participants will gather in break-out groups to explore ways this research relates to young adult programs and services. The session will conclude with a group debriefing.

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: WO Breakout Session II - Security vs. Privacy? Secrecy vs. Transparency? Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update, News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 B
Description :

• Can these tensions be resolved in a world of government and corporate surveillance?
• What can librarians do to promote reforms and community involvement?
• Can or will Congress actually seek reforms to the nation’s surveillance laws and practices?

Understand the role of libraries in the public debate and how library supporters must be involved in advocacy and privacy education. Find out how the Office for Intellectual Freedom’s ‘Choose Privacy Week’ can help you present public programs and promote dialogue in your community on surveillance and other aspects of privacy. Hear from ALA’s Office of Government Relations about the implications of different approaches to surveillance reforms, including potential amendments to the USA PATRIOT Act, government surveillance and transparency, and the role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Featuring Barbara Jones, Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, Deborah Caldwell Stone, Assistant Director, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Lynne Bradley, director of ALA’s Office of Government Relations, Washington Office.

Cosponsored by the Office of Government Relations and the Office for Intellectual Freedom

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Office for Intellectual Freedom & Freedom to Read Foundation Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
203 A
Description :

Updates from the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Freedom to Read Foundation.

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Sponsors :
ALA
FTRF.
American Library Association (ALA)