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Intellectual Freedom Panel Mackie, Gregory; Kevlahan, Christopher; Moses, Miriam; Robertson, Tara; Parent, Ingrid


In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, the BCLA/CLA student chapters and the ALA student chapter at UBC's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies hosted a panel discussion on Intellectual Freedom. This discussion is not just the speakers' personal experiences with banned or challenged books, but also their thoughts on how the concept of intellectual freedom informs and is informed by their work and choices as librarians, authors, publishers, and teachers. The panel will be primarily discussion-driven. Christopher Kevlahan, Branch Head, Joe Fortes - Vancouver Public Library; Miriam Moses, Acquisitions Manager, Burnaby Public Library; Greg Mackie, Assistant Professor, UBC Deptartment of English; Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian, CAPER-BC at Langara College. The moderator is Ingrid Parent, UBC University Librarian.

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