The American Library Association (ALA) is sponsoring three, new advocacy training programs to help libraries educate their communities about the Internet and related issues, including children’s access, intellectual freedom and the use of filters. The programs are part of ALA President Ann Symons’ intellectual freedom leadership initiatives.
The trainings are available to state and regional library groups to use at workshops and conferences. They are intended for library staff, trustees, Friends organizations, parents, school administrators, community leaders and decision makers.
The purpose of the advocacy trainings is to create a broad umbrella that allows all kinds of libraries the opportunity to design and implement activities to meet their needs. Each training can stand alone or work in conjunction with the other two. Speakers are available.