IM Public Lecture – The Freedom to Read in Canada: Is the Door Opening or Closing?
Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2011/03/03
Date: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Location: Dalhousie University, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building (6100 University Avenue) Rowe 1020
An analysis of censorship incidents in Canada and abroad within the last 12 months reveals a disturbing trail of restricted access to information. Dr. Curry will discuss the freedom to read in its broadest context, and how this freedom philosophy has been implemented or incinerated in various situations.
Ann Curry is a professor and past director at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta in Edmonton. Previously, she taught at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for 18 years and worked for 19 years in special, college, and public libraries in Canada and Australia. She is an award-winning teacher, and speaks frequently at conferences regarding intellectual freedom, library architecture, and the role of public libraries.