Rebecca Crown Library and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Crown Library Assistantship Symposium Series (CLASS)
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Censorship, and the Selection of Library Materials for Children and Young Adults
February 27th, 2008
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Do you believe that CIPA challenges the First Amendment and our Intellectual Freedom? Does that freedom extend to minors? Who is responsible for keeping tabs on what children are viewing on public computers? Do librarians inadvertently censor materials in their selection process for library materials for children and young adults? Please join us for a discussion on how CIPA and censorship affects what we read and what we may be able view on any public or school computer.
The discussion panel will include:
Deirdre Brennan, Director, Oak Park Public Library
Janice Del Negro, Assistant Professor, Dominican University
Andrew Medlar, Youth Materials Specialist, Chicago Public Library
Please click on the link below for background information to supplement the discussion
Refreshments will be served.
About the Series:
CLASS features a panel representing different viewpoints on the topic. We invite you to come and share your opinions and ask questions of our panel. For each discussion, we suggest that you review the materials posted on the Crown Library Wiki at http://crownlibrary.pbwiki.com/The+Children’s+Internet+Protection+Act for background information on the topic.
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.