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ALA hosted a conference on youth and privacy in Chicago on March 24 - 25, 2011. We invited students, librarians, educators, researchers, public policy professionals, and other thinkers to help us identify ways to best reach young people with messages about privacy.+ More details
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Originally aired September 28, 2010. Librarians and teachers face more challenges than ever when it comes to defending children's right to read. In celebration of Banned Books Week, this webinar features a stellar panel of experts who will discuss book rating systems, the impact of the Internet on challenges, the effect of censorship on children's publishing, and how to best prepare for book challenges. A special thank you again goes to Random House Children's Books for making this event possible. Panelists include: •Judy Blume, renowned author and longtime advocate of intellectual freedom •Beverly Horowitz, Vice President and Publisher, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers •Nanette Perez, Program Officer, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association •Kristin Pekoll, Young-Adult Librarian, West Bend (WI) Community Memorial Library •Pat Scales, former school librarian and member of the National Coalition against Censorship Council of Advisors+ More details
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This is the trailer for the Choose Privacy Week Video. To see the entire video, click here: http://vimeo.com/11399383 The first-ever Choose Privacy Week will take place May 2-8, 2010 and is a new program created by the American Library Association to help librarians organize events in their communities about the role that privacy plays in their lives, why privacy is important, and how their privacy can be compromised on a daily basis. This video will be a "program in a box" for libraries across America and will help libraries introduce their users to privacy issues today and spark much needed discussions. For more information, please visit: www.privacyrevolution.org This video was Produced by: 20K Films Producer/Director: Laura Zinger Director of Photography: Logan M. Futej Editor: Stacey Simcik Audio Engineer: Jim Galvin Music: Dean Hinds www.20kfilms.com+ More details
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