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First Amendment Audits Webinar


January 13, 2020 | 9:30 AM EST - 11:30 AM EST
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Monday, January 13th, 2020
Webinar (via Zoom)

Sam Lee, Intellectual Freedom Chair of the CT Library Association, will be discussing First Amendment Audits in the library. A loosely organized social media campaign to “audit” government spaces and agencies for alleged First Amendment violations has begun to target public libraries. The individuals and groups undertaking these self-described “First Amendment Audits” claim a right to film in any space accessible to the public, arguing that they’re entitled to do so as taxpayers and citizen journalists. The trend has librarians wondering about the legitimacy of these auditors' claims. Coupled with librarians' seemingly-aligned obligation to defend and protect the First Amendment has left folks confused and conflicted. Are these auditors libraries' allies or adversaries?

Registration REQUIRED
CLA members: Free     **JOIN CLA: NEW MEMBERS $25**
Non CLA Members: $10

Registrants will get passcode to join the Zoom Virtual Meeting 3 days beforehand.

For more information or questions, Sam Lee: [email protected]; 860-763-7005

Special Accommodations
The Connecticut Library Association seeks to provide reasonable accommodations by request for physical access, communications, or other needs to ensure that services, activities, and programs are available to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests may include, but are not limited to, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or written material in alternative format.

If you have a request for accommodation, please submit information at least 14 days in advance of the webinar to Sam Lee at [email protected]. Include a description of the accommodations are you requesting, and describe any equipment you are requesting to be provided.

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require the Connecticut Library Association to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.


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$10.00 Non CLA Member Ticket

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