Freedom of Speech in the Library Workplace
I don’t often blog conference programs, but this is one I want to highlight, in part because I’m hoping that it will generate some papers and activities that will be helpful to people outside the conference and I want to let people know about that possibility.
This is a program that will be being convened by Toni Samek at the Canadian Library Association in Vancouver later this month, called Inside Talk: Freedom of Speech in the Library Workplace. The speakers will be Mitch Freedman, Kathleen de la Peña McCook, Sam Trosow, and Paul Whitney.
ALA affirmed the right of librarians to intellectual freedom on the job, which is great, but despite that affirmation it is something that needs more discussion and advocacy in order to advance. I hope that this program will be helpful outside of Canada and I look forward to hearing about how it went.