Teaching the Policy, Law, and Politics of Information

Event Start Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 12:00 pm

Event End Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Learn why and how a thorough understanding of information policy, law, and politics is essential for library leaders.

Presenters: Dr. Natalie Green Taylor – PhD -’15 (University of South Florida) and Dr. Paul T. Jaeger (University of Maryland).


This event is presented by EveryLibrary Institute. Now more than ever, libraries are being directly and significantly impacted by decisions of policy, law, and politics at every level of government. A thorough understanding of information policy, information law, and the politics of information is essential for any effective library leader, advocate, or activist; yet, these topics have not been heavily emphasized in higher and continuing education related to libraries. This webinar examines the interrelated, but distinct, nature of these three areas, their vital importance in shaping library activities and advocacy, and the ways in which they can be more strongly incorporated into educational efforts for librarians and for community organizations supporting libraries. This webinar also offers a new approach to teaching the politics of information.


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