I'm trying to ease myself back into conference blogging. I got a lot out of it for the conferences I managed to do it for, so here's the first one from Midwinter 07.
I'm on two committees for ALA and have one elected office so I'm pretty busy going to meetings. This first report will be about the ALA Council Committee for which I am an intern--the Intellectual Freedom Committee.
This is an exciting, dynamic committee and I always learn the most from these meetings. It is also a contentious committee among some members of ALA--obviously any committee that discusses intellectual freedom will have its share of controversy and debate both within and outside the meetings. I know that Greg was in attendance at our first meeting and blogged about it here and here. The topic of that particular meeting was primarily Cuban librarians. I have no particular position on the issue personally, but I did support the committee's agreement that it was not our fight. Our charge and our focus is on US intellectual freedom issues, and I think Greg did a good job pointing that out.
Other issues that we discussed at Midwinter include:
This is just a very brief summary of the 12 hours(!) we spent together as a committee--if you have any questions about specifics or want more information on any point just let me know. More to come soon!