Just a brief post to plug an event being run by my supervisor David McMenemy at the end of April. Although its focus is on Scottish libraries, the talks will be of interest and relevance to a UK-wide audience and we’re hoping that there’ll be some good discussions.
Tuesday, 30th April 2013 (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Venue: SIPBS Hamnett Wing
Research by the University of Strathclyde has highlighted issues around censorship in public and school libraries in Scotland that affect provision of both paper and digital services. Evidence suggests that an over-riding factor is the lack of a coordinated national policy approach to censorship issues in libraries.
This event will present the evidence, consider professional ethical codes and practitioner experiences, and aims to propose workable solutions to take forward collaboratively after the session.
Who should attend?
- Library and information professionals
- Publishing professionals
- Students and researchers in library and information science or freedom of expression
Benefits of attending
- Open a debate in the sector on this hot topic
- Build relationships with University of Strathclyde researchers
- Build relationships with future funding partners
- Promote collaboration between practitioners
- Promote freedom of expression