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Freedom and Libraries After Sept. 11

Intellectual Freedom and Libraries After Sept. 11

(March 22, 2002)

A panel of academic librarians will discuss the impact of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and will answer audience questions about intellectual freedom and access to information from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday April 9, in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Science building, University of California, Riverside.

The panel discussion, titled 'Intellectual Freedom and Libraries Post 9/11,' is free and open to the public. The Librarians Association of the University of California, Riverside and the 9/11 Committee at UCR sponsor the event, which will feature the following speakers:
  1. James Jacobs of UC, San Diego whose talk is titled 'Access to Government Information, pre and post 9/11.'

  2. Lynn Reasoner, government documents librarian at UCR. Her talk is titled 'Government Documents at UCR Post 9/11.'

  3. Karen Schneider, a coordinator of the Librarians' Index to the Internet and 'Internet Librarian,' is also a columnist for American Libraries. Her talk is titled 'The Patriot Act: Last Refuge of a Scoundrel.'

Maps and directions to the event are available at UCR information kiosks at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site Visitor parking on campus costs $6 per vehicle before 4 p.m. and $3 per vehicle after 4 p.m.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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