Your Rights, Your Libraries: The First Amendment and the Freedom to Read

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Controversies about library materials are an important issue right now. Join us for a panel discussion to learn how libraries protect your freedoms, support the community, and represent diverse perspectives.  

Representatives from Iowa State University Library, Ames Public Library, the Ames Community School District, and the Iowa Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee will share how libraries choose materials and support the community. 

Questions from the audience are encouraged.

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This event is sponsored by Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication as part of its 20th annual First Amendment Days celebration. It is co-sponsored by the Ames Public Library and Iowa State University Library.

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