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Friday, May 6 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Martin Garnar Keynote- Keep Up the Good Fight: Promoting our Principles in the 21st Century Library

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Do you ever wonder if you earned a master’s degree in library science for the sole purpose of protecting the public’s right to view pornography? Why do we make such a big deal about privacy when our patrons are posting intimate details of their lives online for everyone to see? How did you end up as a copyright enforcer for multinational entertainment corporations? In today’s library, we are faced with new challenges to our professional principles on a daily basis, and it can be hard to remember why we chose this line of work in the first place. Join Martin Garnar for an engaging conversation about the applicability of the Library Bill of Rights and the ALA Code of Ethics more than 75 years after their creation, and how focusing on our shared values is a surefire way to rekindle our love for librarianship.

Sponsored by the Salt Lake City Public Library System. 

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Martin Garnar

Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Martin Garnar is the dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  He has taught professional ethics for the University of Denver’s library and information science program since 2005 and has served as chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom... Read More →

Friday May 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am MDT
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