Freedom to Read Week Talk: Dr. Rob Bittner

Freedom to Read Week is February 26 to March 4, 2017

Censorship of LGBTQ+ Books for Children and Young Adults

Join us for a talk by Dr. Rob Bittner on the topic of challenged and banned LGBTQ+ books for children and young adults.

Monday, February 27
12:30 – 1:45pm
Dodson Room, IKBLC, UBC

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Meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 1:15-1:45pm, Trail Room

Join us for the first meeting of 2017, Tuesday, January 17, 1:15-1:45pm in the Trail Room.

Items for discussion include voting for new executive members, rebranding to remove mentions of CLA, and planning events and activities for the term, including Freedom to Read Week in February.

Everyone is welcome!


Meeting: Tuesday October 18, 12-1pm, Trail Room

Please join us for our next BCLA meeting, Tuesday October 18 from 12 to 1pm in the Trail Room. We will be voting in our new executive members and will also vote on some important changes to the BCLA/CLA Student Chapter name (due to the dissolution of CLA) and executive roles.

We hope to see everyone there and look forward to welcoming our new executive members!


Event announcement: Freedom to Read Week

It’s almost Freedom to Read Week! Please join the BCLA and ALA student chapters next week for two exciting events to mark the occasion:

Wednesday, February 24th1pm-2pm – Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
What’s the big deal about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement? What is it and how will it impact our daily lives? The biggest and most secret agreement in history has finally been signed. The question of whether Canada will ratify it now takes centre stage.

Join OpenMedia’s Digital Rights Specialist Meghan Sali in a conversation about how the TPP will impact us, censor our Web, criminalize our online activities and cost Canadians millions of dollars. Come out and become better informed about the implications of the TPP, how it will affect daily life in Canada, and how you can make your voice heard.

Reserve your free ticket now!

Thursday, February 25th12.30pm-1.45pm – Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Please join us for a panel discussion on the subject of freedom to read and censorship in our society. We have an exciting lineup of panelists including librarians, authors/illustrators and SLAIS’s very own Judi Saltman. Light refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to UBC Bookstore.

Reserve your free ticket now!