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Facing the Challenge: Intellectual Freedom in Libraries
Friday, March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
As libraries continue confronting unprecedented attacks on the freedom to read, the Public Library Association (PLA) invites you to participate in a virtual town hall to connect with colleagues. As those who have faced book banning attempts and related legislative efforts know, the experience is often isolating and stressful. During this free event, speakers will participate in facilitated conversations that explore effective responses to the coordinated attempts at censorship currently sweeping the nation. A moderated chat will follow, inviting attendees to pose questions and share insights based on personal experiences.
At the conclusion of this virtual town hall, participants will be able to:
- Support colleagues in local school libraries who are facing challenges;
- Advocate for the role of public library staff in making selection decisions and managing requests for removal, in accordance with established library policy; and
- Amplify and support community voices not heard during challenges, especially from historically marginalized groups and students.