Intellectual Freedom across the Globe

When

9 – 22 November 2011

Where

Online

Description

A series of three webinars exploring the following topics: Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga, and Libraries, Religion, Free Expression, and Libraries, and Access to Health Information and Education in the Developing World

Registration is now open for Intellectual Freedom across the Globe,
a series of three webinars on international issues related to free
speech, censorship and access to information in libraries and beyond. 
The webinars will be held during November 2011 and feature speakers from
several countries.  The series is co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and FAIFE.

Attendees can register for individual webinars or, for a discounted
rate, the entire series.  These webinars will be recorded and made
available at a later date for purchase.  “Intellectual Freedom across
the Globe” will cover the following topics:

Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga, and Libraries

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time [1500 GMT]
Speakers: Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal
Defense Fund, New York, NY, USA; Yasuyo Inouye (FAIFE Committee member), Professor, Dokkyo
University, Japan; and Angela Maycock, Assistant Director, ALA Office
for Intellectual Freedom, Chicago, IL, USA.

Religion, Free Expression, and Libraries

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Time: 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time [1600 GMT]
Speakers: Paul Sturges O.B.E. (former FAIFE Chair), Professor Emeritus, Loughborough
University and Professor Extraordinary, University of Pretoria, United
Kingdom; Almuth Gastinger, Senior Research Librarian, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology, Norway; and Deborah
Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom,
Chicago, IL, USA.

Access to Health Information and Education in the Developing World

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Time: 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time [1600 GMT]
Speakers: Alejandra Martinez del Prado (FAIFE Committee member), Reference Librarian, School of
Medicine Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico,
Mexico; and Barbara Jones, Director, ALA Office for Intellectual
Freedom, Chicago, IL, USA.

Costs

  • LIVE WEBINAR:
    General attendees: 35 USD
    ALA members and other members of IFLA institutions: 30 USD
    Price for series of three: General: 70 USD
    ALA members and other members of IFLA institutions: 60 USD

Note: There will be a small number of free spaces for participants who
otherwise could not afford to participate. 

  • ARCHIVED RECORDING (available one month after live event):
    General attendees: 20 USD
    ALA members and other members of IFLA institutions: 15 USD
    Price for series of three: General: 40 USD
    ALA members and other members of IFLA institutions: 30 USD

Attendees will need to have a stable internet connection and working speakers.

Questions? Please contact Jonathan Kelley.

Webinar, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Freedom of information, Censorship, Access to information

Last update: 4 October 2012