the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name: California State University, Fresno
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: California, USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): librarians, educators, historians
Short Session Description (one line): This presentation focuses on the role of ALA's Core Value: Intellectual Freedom in China from historical to contemporary perspectives.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
This presentation covers the importance and relevance of one of the American Library Association (ALA) Core Values of Librarianship: Intellectual Freedom in China in the historical context. How has the ALA fostered a culture of intellectual freedom in this country with starkly different political views and cultural ideas? Exploring China's past from 1960s to today's digital era, the presentation offers perspective on the historical development of China's censorship policies in relations to intellectual free and emphasize how this Core Value still plays a vital role in the country through international library cooperation and Sino-American partnership universities in the 21st century.