"First Amendment Audits" are often intimidating experiences. These events stemmed from instances where people have been hassled and arrested for taking photos and videos of a public space. However, public spaces are not created equal, and sometimes a public building is "audited" in a manner where public employees are harassed with incorrect interpretations of First Amendment rights. This session will discuss these audits and how a library can prepare and respond to this type of event.
Participants to this session will be able to describe a fisrt amendment audit and its purpose.
Participants will be able to describe the rights a patron has to photograph or record in a public library.
Participants will be able to apply the information provided to their own process of planning for this type of event.
Instructor: Clare Membiela, Library Law Consultant. Library of Michigan.
The webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar begins.