The members of the ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee were delighted to be invited to contribute monthly to the ALSC Blog. Starting in September, you will see a post from committee members on the third Saturday of every month.
A little bit about us. The ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee serves as a liaison between the division and the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and all other groups within ALA concerned with intellectual freedom; we advise the division on matters before the Office of Intellectual Freedom and their implication for library service to children; we make recommendations to the ALA IF Committee for changes to policies regarding library service to children; and we promote in-service and continuing education. That is a lot to do! But what fun!
AND I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a dynamic program with Susan Linn at ALA Annual in Chicago, so this year’s committee is busy, busy, busy.
Speaking of busy, what kind of plans do you have for Banned Books Week this year? It is coming up quickly. I just had my photo taken with My Mom’s Having a Baby! by Dori Hillestad Butler, which will be made into a poster and bookmarks. The READ posters are a lot of fun and they get people talking.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns for the ALSC IF Committee. We would love to hear from you!
Heather Acerro, ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair