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News October 25, 2021

Babs Kelly joins CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom

Babs Kelly, Director of Learning and Development at the British Columbia Library Trustees Association, is joining the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom.

“Ms. Kelly has an impressive record of work on intellectual freedom and broader issues of governance and community engagement,” said James L. Turk, Director of the Centre. “A fine example  of her work is the excellent "Discussion Starter on Intellectual Freedom" she developed for the BCLTA.”

Prior to joining BCLTA, Ms. Kelly worked in government library services and public libraries in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies and a Master of Business Administration. She is also a certified dialogue and workshop facilitator. 
Ms. Kelly lives and works in Prince George on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.

The other members of the CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom are: Richard Beaudry , Chair, CFLA Intellectual Freedom Committee;  Christina de Castell, Chief Librarian, Vancouver Public Library; Carla Graebner, Librarian for Data Services and Government Information, Simon Fraser University Library; Pilar Martinez, CEO, Edmonton Public Library;   Shawn Mitchell, Acting Director, Collections and Membership Service, Toronto Public Library; Erin Patterson, Head, Research Services, Acadia University Library;  Toni Samek, Professor and past Chair, School of Library and Information Studies University of Alberta;  Alvin Schrader, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta; former president of the Canadian Library Association; Marcellus Turner, CEO and Chief Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; and Mark Williams, Chief Librarian and CEO, Milton Public Library.

The Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University is a hub for public education, research and advocacy on free expression and the public’s right to know. Its work is undertaken in collaboration with academic and community-based organizations across Canada and internationally.

October 25, 2021
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