Three ways librarians can combat censorship

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”73759″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]In all types of libraries, which books are allowed to be stocked versus which are not can be very contentious, especially when it involves parents, a board or a fellow colleague. In a webinar hosted by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom for Banned Books Week, Index on Censorship and SAGE Publishing present a webinar in which librarians share tips on how to navigate censorship.

The webinar will highlight how certain books can be used to engage students and patrons in constructive conversations and what strategies can be used by librarians when censorship arises.

Panellists include Molly Dettmann, school librarian at the Norman North High School, Courtney Kincaid, assistant library director at North Richland Hills Library and Adriene Lim, who is dean of libraries at University of Maryland, College Park. The event will be chaired by Jemimah Steinfeld, deputy editor of Index on Censorship magazine.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

When: 23 September 2019, 16:00-17:00
Where: Online here
Tickets: Free. Register here

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Banned Books Week UK is a nationwide campaign for radical readers and rebellious readers of all ages celebrate the freedom to read. Between 22 – 28 September 2019, bookshops, libraries, schools, literary festivals and publishers will be hosting events and making noise about some of the most sordid, subversive, sensational and taboo-busting books around.