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Intellectual Freedom: Library Law, the Constitution and Compliance
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: MLA Connect

Intellectual Freedom: Library Law, the Constitution and Compliance

September 13, 2022
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Library policies and procedures are important tools when protecting your community’s right to intellectual freedom. The unique legal position of libraries requires careful consideration when developing policies. Learn about must-have policies, common mistakes, and how your policies can help you respond to book challenges and other pressures in your community. Topics will include First Amendment issues, patron privacy, and a new twist on censorship challenges - Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance.

Join MLA and Anne Seurynck, Foster, Swift, Collins, and Smith, for an overview of the legal issues to consider when developing policies and responding to community and internal pressures, and learn more about best practices to ensure your library policies are in compliance with the E-Rate program while maintaining patron privacy and intellectual freedom.

This session is free to attend but registration is required. A recording will be available on MLA Connect On-Demand within 48 hours of the event.


Anne Seurynck 
Foster, Swift Collins and Smith

Anne is a shareholder and President of the Foster Swift Law Firm. Her focus has been on the representation of libraries. Anne counsels clients on policies, library privacy concerns, constitutional law questions, millage and funding issues, patron problems and other issues affecting public libraries.


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