Get in on the ground floor of something interesting!
As you may have heard, YALSA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee will be transitioning into an Interest Group.’ ‘ This means that anyone interested can sign up to participate, and conference attendance is not mandatory.’ ‘ All you need is a passion for intellectual freedom and the First Amendment!
‘ The transformation will be complete by 2010.’ We need’ at least 15′ interested YALSA members to send their information right away, so we may submit a formal petition in June.’
What is expected of IF committee members, and what will be expected of the IF Interest Group?’ YALSA-IF members:
- Stay informed about current and past issues surrounding intellectual freedom and libraries
- Plan‘ ALA’ Conference programs‘ in conjunction with AASL and ALSC
- Update the Censorship & Challenges portion of the YALSA Wiki, Blog for YALSA, and update YALSA’s Intellectual Freedom page
- Liaison with ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom &’ the Freedom to Read Foundation.
If these activities sound like’ fun’ to you, ‘ please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: name, ALA member number, institution, email, address,’ and phone number.
Your name will then be added to’ the petition submitted to the YALSA Board.’ If you have any questions at all about the YALSA Intellectual Freedom Interest Group, please feel free to contact me.
Chair, YALSA Intellectual Freedom Committee