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Banned Books Week Talk & Workshop

September 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

September 25, 2017 • 3:30 – 6:30pm
Food will be served • Doors open at 3:15

UWM Golda Meir Library
4th Floor Conference Center
2311 E. Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

3:30 – Banned Books Week Talk

“Words have power! Banned Books and the Need to Read”


The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has long tracked attempts to have books, programs, exhibits, and speakers banned or restricted in libraries and schools. What do the times tell us about trends in censorship, the emerging issues of intellectual freedom, and the importance of defending the freedom to read? Join OIF Director James LaRue for a review of some of the most common challenges, and a discussion of the intersection of intellectual freedom and social justice.

5:00 – Workshop
Ethics, Policy and Institutional Value


Our policies are the hinge between our professional ethics and the position of the library in the local community.  We will discuss the relationship between our ethical values and our intellectual freedom policies as a foundation of local institutional standing.  Please bring sample policies to discuss and review.
Facilitated by:
Dr. Joyce Latham, Associate Professor
UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies

Please Register Below

Banned Books Week: Presentation & Workshop

Sponsored by:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies
Center for Information Policy Research
Wisconsin Center for the Book
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Libraries


September 25, 2017
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Golda Meir Library
2311 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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