RILA is collaborating with NELA this year for an exciting joint conference!

The 2018 Program Proposal Now Form Open!

RILA and NELA are pleased to announce that their 2018 Joint Annual Conference Program Proposal Form is now open to accept submissions.  Proposals will be accepted until April 30th.  Accepted presenters will be notified at the end of July.

Our joint conference will be held on October 21st - 23rd, at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI.

We look forward to a fun and successful conference!  #NELA2018

Net Neutrality ImageNet Neutrality is Important!

The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) applauds Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin for joining the coalition of Attorneys General filing a multi-state lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of Net Neutrality.  Net Neutrality aligns with the core value of libraries.  We ensure that the public has free access to information and ideas without discrimination or limitation.  Net neutrality is the way libraries ensure the citizens of our state have equitable access to information. RILA strongly supports Attorney General Kilmartin's assistance on blocking the repeal of Net Neutrality from intellectual, ethical, and educational standpoints.

ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom 

Challenge Report Guidelines for Libraries

Since 1990, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has maintained a database on challenged materials. ALA collects information from two sources: media reports and reports submitted by individuals. Reports of challenges culled from media across the country are compiled in the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy; (subscriptions to JIFP include access to the archives of the those reports are then compiled in the resource guide, Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read

All personal and institutional information submitted via this form is kept confidential. For material challenges, book titles and reasons may be disclosed upon inquiry.  

Posted on behalf of the RILA Intellectual Freedom Committee.  For more information contact Carla Weiss and Jim Kinnie.

P.O. Box 6765 - Providence, RI - 02940

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