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Latham Elected to WLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table

The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Joyce Latham, an assistant professor at SOIS, was elected as a 2010 Member-at-Large representative to the Wisconsin Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT).

Since coming to SOIS in 2008, Latham has devoted time to both her students and important issues in the field, such as intellectual freedom. A former executive director for the Onondaga County Public Library system in Syracuse, New York, as well as head of automation for Chicago Public Libraries, Latham is no stranger to protecting library integrity.

Latham’s drive to serve in professional organizations is impressive, as she has been active with both the New York Library Association and the Maryland Library Association in the past. She is excited about the future of the IFRT, noting that there a lot of lessons to be learned from the recent book challenge in West Bend. “We can do a lot more to be supportive of individuals and institutions,” she said.

This isn’t the first time a UWM representative will be serving on the IFRT either. In the past few years, Linda Mooney, a SOIS graduate student, Marta Magnusson, an alumna, and Elizabeth Buchanan, an associate professor have all served on the IFRT.

Congratulations and good luck, Joyce!


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