Join us for a special event in Second Life: Let FREADOM Ring, in observance of Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 3, 2009).
Thursday, October 1, 2009; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. HST (4:30 – 6:30 p.m. SLT)
Second Life, ALA Island, Banned Books Village Square
The event features a special talk, “Silencing Books: The Suppression of Ideas and FREADOM”, by Dr. Rebecca Knuth, Professor of Library and Information Science at University of Hawaii at Manoa, recipient of the Sarah Vann Intellectual Freedom Award, and author of Libricide: The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century, and Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction.
In addition, there will be a hunt, music, dancing, and other activities. Attend in costume representing a banned/challenged book or author if you like; but this is not required. Free costumes available on site. Have your photo taken and win prizes for best costume: 1000$L for 1st, 500$L for 2nd, and 250$L for 3rd.
Produced by the LIS Student Union in SL by MLIS students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and San Jose State University, and hosted by the American Library Association.