... because we can ask readers for help and ideas.
I used this blogspace to ask for help when I was preparing a webcast about libraries and homeless users. I got some really great responses, especially from John Gehner, Coordinator of the Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force (ALA-SRRT). That helped me realize the power of blogging. It's you, the reader.
Now it can be your turn to help me prepare my next webcast :> It'll be on Sept. 7th for Infopeople, on the Internet, CIPA, and Sexual Harassment.
Does anyone have thoughts, great sources, lawsuits, important questions that I should focus on wrt the the Internet, sexual harassment, DOPA and libraries?
And while you're here, is there someone who can tell me if I can use flickr-like tags in addition to categories on Typepad? I would love to have that freedom (if it's easy!)
The Sept 7th webcast description is below:
It's been three years since the Supreme Court upheld the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which requires libraries with certain federal aid to "protect against access" to visual depictions of child pornography, obscenity, and material "harmful to minors". Should the library block MySpace? This webcast will fill you in on important post-CIPA developments that may affect your library's Internet use policies - including what the courts have said about the clash between the public's rights of free speech and employee rights to be free from sexual harassment.