The Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) of the BC Library Association has been dormant for a time and we are now resurrecting it with the intent of engaging directly with the current debate about the importance of and limits of freedom of expression. What information do we have a right to access and what information should not be be freely and publicly available? How do we judge what is misinformation and what is incontrovertible fact? What constitutes sufficient harm caused by a work (or speech) that we would choose to remove it from public access?
We welcome your thoughts, your ideas, and your challenges to our ideas.
If you would like to write a guest post, please contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
Let’s start listening and talking to each other.
Deb Thomas & Wendy Wright, IFC co-chairs