Saturday, July 3, 2010

2010 Jean E. Coleman Outreach Lecture: Librarians and Human Rights




2010 Jean E. Coleman Outreach Lecture. 6. 28. 2010. Washington, D.C.
Lecturer: Kathleen de la Peña McCook: "Librarians and Human Rights"

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People recognized for special commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Back Row: L to R:

Satia Orange, past director of ALA OLOS-

Article 1: All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.


Dr. Cora P. Dunkley, USF-SLIS Professor and Coretta Scott King TF ;

Article 26.
• (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
• (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
• (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Barbara J. Ford, Mortenson Center distinguished professor, first Coleman lecturer and past.ALA President;

Preamble: Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Kathleen de la Peña McCook, 2010 Coleman Lecturer; distinguished university professor, University of South Florida, Beta Phi Mu,honoree, Futas honoree, Equality honoree.

2010 Coleman Lecturer “Librarians and Human Rights.”


Bill McCook, 47 year member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters.


Article 23.
* (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
* (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
* (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
* (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Ann Sparanese, past Futas Honoree, Head of Adult and Young Adult Services, Englewood Public Library, NJ, Coleman Committee;

Article 19.
* Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Alicia Long, SPECTRUM Scholar at USF SLIS; .

Article 15.

* (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
* (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.


Diane Austin, asst. director, USF,SLIS.
Article 27.

* (1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
* (2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.


Front Row: L-R

Dr. Barbara Immroth, professor at UT-Austin,past president of ALSC, Beta Phi Mu honoree;
Article 26.
• (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
• (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
• (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Dr. Henrietta M. Smith, Professor Emerita, USF-SLIS, ALSC Honoree,
Coretta Scott King TF;

Article 26.
• (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
• (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
• (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Dr. Alma Dawson, Russell Long professor at LSU,SLIS, Equality Award Honoree.

Article 7.
* All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Not in this picture, but on the panel picture.
Katharine J. Phenix, Adult Services Librarian Rangeview Library, Adams County, Col.

Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

1 comment:

  1. Ann Sparanese cites Article 19:
    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

    According to Amnesty International, in a report issued last week:

    “Restrictions on freedom of expression in Cuba are systematic and entrenched.” The 35-page report, Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Cuba, highlights cases of journalists, writers, government critics and others who have been harshly dealt with by a government intent on silencing their views. It also discusses internet access restrictions and says the legal system is used to detain and prosecute critics of the government: "“The laws are so vague that almost any act of dissent can be deemed criminal in some way, making it very difficult for activists to speak out against the government."

    see: http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGUSA20100630001&lang=e&rss=recentnews

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