[Libs-Or] OLA Intellectual Freedom Committee is seeking new members

Ross Betzer rossbk at multcolib.org
Tue Jul 25 14:26:08 PDT 2017

There is still time to submit your application to join the Oregon Library
Association *Intellectual Freedom Committee* <http://Intellectual Freedom
Committee>! But don't wait too long - the application window closes at the
end of this week.

The original email with all of the details is below.


On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Ross Betzer <rossbk at multcolib.org> wrote:

The Oregon Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee
> <http://www.olaweb.org/if-home> currently has two open positions and is
> seeking new members.
> We are looking for individuals who are passionate about intellectual
> freedom and excited about sharing information and support with libraries
> and library staff in Oregon. We are hoping to increase the diversity of our
> committee in terms of geographic area, cultural background, and type of
> library (especially public and school libraries).
> To apply, please send a letter of interest (no longer than 1 page) to Ross
> Betzer, the current chair of the committee at ifc.chair at olaweb.org.
> Please include information about: the areas of intellectual freedom that
> interest you, your availability to participate in committee work, and the
> work and life experience which you would bring to the committee. The
> deadline for applying is Friday, July 28, 2017.
> The Intellectual Freedom Committee is a 9-member standing OLA committee
> with the charge of supporting the library community's commitment to the
> freedom to read, open access to information, and other intellectual freedom
> issues throughout the state. Ongoing projects of the committee include:
>    - supporting Banned Books Week;
>    - sponsoring sessions at the OLA conference on IF issues;
>    - supporting libraries that receive a challenge to their materials;
>    - providing information on IF issues through listserv communication,
>    social media, web tool kits, and other resources;
>    - providing a searchable database of news reports related to
>    intellectual freedom issues in Oregon;
>    - honoring Intellectual Freedom Champions;
>    - working with the Legislative Committee and the OLA Board on topical
>    issues that arise, such as net neutrality.
> The IFC meets approximately six times a year, plus a short meeting at the
> OLA annual conference. Most committee members participate remotely, either
> via GoToMeeting or conference call.
> What's in it for you? Among other things, you will receive: the
> satisfaction of helping colleagues around the state, an opportunity to meet
> and work with smart librarians outside of your own library, and the chance
> to contribute to the preservation of intellectual freedom.
> If you have any questions about the committee, please feel free to contact
> me with them!
> -Ross
> *Ross Betzer*
> Chair - Oregon Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee
> <http://www.olaweb.org/if-home>
> Local Resource/Catalog Librarian - Multnomah County Library
> ifc.chair at olaweb.org
> 503.988.5728 (Sun, Mon, Wed) / 503.988.5466 (Tue, Thu)
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