Please see the information below for a free webinar with Richard Beaudry (please note the time zone as well).

This webinar will deal with Intellectual Freedom.

Many of you have likely learned from media reports that the Durham District School Board (DDSB) in Ontario has removed David A. Robertson's The Great Bear from its libraries' shelves pending the review of a challenge brought against it.

Media reports do not include information regarding the challenge itself, the DDSB's policy and procedure for managing challenges, nor the rationale for removing the book from the shelves while the review is ongoing.

APLA has joined library associations across the country by writing to the DDSB Trustees to request information about the challenge, their process and their decision to remove the book prematurely from their shelves.  

APLA has not yet received a response.


Veuillez consulter les informations ci-dessous pour un webinaire gratuit avec Richard Beaudry (veuillez également noter le fuseau horaire).

Ce webinaire sera au sujet de la liberté intellectuelle.

Beaucoup d'entre vous ont probablement appris par les médias que le Conseil scolaire du district de Durham (CSDD), en Ontario, a retiré le livre The Great Bear de David A. Robertson des rayons de ses bibliothèques en attendant l'examen d'une plainte.

Les reportages des médias ne contiennent pas d'informations sur la contestation elle-même, sur la politique et la procédure de gestion des contestations du CSDD, ni sur la raison pour laquelle le livre a été retiré des rayons pendant que l'examen est en cours.

L'APLA s'est jointe aux associations de bibliothèques du pays en écrivant aux administrateurs du CSDD pour leur demander des informations sur la contestation, leur processus et leur décision de retirer prématurément le livre de leurs rayonnages.  

L'APLA n'a pas encore reçu de réponse.

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar with Richard Beaudry, sponsored by the BCLA IFC and YAACS.

When: May 25, 2022 @7 PM (PST)

For more information and to register in advance for this free webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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Marc Harper


Atlantic Provinces Library Association

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