Empowered Against Book Bans
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Date:
Thursday, October 6, 2022
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Price (Affiliate Member):
$0.00
Price (Governing):
$0.00
Price (Non-Member):
$0.00
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$0.00
Price (Patron Organizational):
$0.00
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$0.00
Price (Patron Student):
$0.00
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0.00

Location:
Online via Zoom

Description:

Get to know the current state of book challenges across the US with a look at what led to this particular censorship movement. This presentation will offer not only the terminology and groups associated with book challenges in public schools and libraries within and beyond New York, but it will also offer insight into how to build strong challenge policies, craft effective responses to book challenges, and connect your community allies to ensure your public institution remains committed to information access for all. All attendees will walk away with a set of resources to put this knowledge into action immediately.

This webinar will be recorded.

Registration is required and all registrants will receive the link to the webinar one day prior to the event time.

 

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.1
Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Kelly Jensen
Speaker Bio:

Kelly Jensen is an Editor at Book Riot, the largest independent book website in North America. She covers all things young adult literature and has written about censorship for nearly ten years. She is the author of three critically-acclaimed and award-winning anthologies for young adults.

Max Class Size:
100

Intersect 2022: Libraries as Evolving Organisms

The WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee is excited to announce that registration is now open for Intersect 2022: Libraries as Evolving Organisms! The cost for this conference will be $35 ($15 for students) and includes lunch. Several WNYLRC Committees are offering sponorships for individuals to attend the Unconference free of cost.

The event will be held in person on October 7, 2022 at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - Central Branch. We are excited to be able to see everyone in person again!

The full program and session schedule are available at this link.

During lunch, we are offering: a tour of Buffalo Architecture from Explore Buffalo, a tour of the Central Library, and two creative activities - letterpress printing and bookmaking - from WNYBAC, which is located a short distance from Central Library.

Lunch will be provided by Braymiller.

We will be following up by email with a link to the form to select your lunch and lunchtime activity.

Parking will be available at the Adam Ramp, which has entrances at Ellicott St and Washington St.

Presentations during this year's Unconference will include:

  • Every Job Is A Climate Job - Library Edition - Annemarie Gordon
  • Game On! Video Games in Libraries - Brendan Chella
  • Diversity in Collections Grant: Reflections on the Pilot Year - Molly Maloney, Danielle Newman, Allison Vazquez, Heidi Ziemer
  • DEI and the Catalog: Problematic LoC Subject Headings - Rebecca Chapman, Leslie Feldballe, and Jelicia Jimenez
  • Social Media & Libraries: A Panel Discussion - Amanda Lowe
  • Starting a Seed Library: Why You Need One and How To Do It - Amanda Brown and Brenda Johnson
  • Educational Technology in Libraries - Mary Kamela
  • Inclusive and Accessible Virtual Meetings - Emily Carlin, Shawn Lemieux, Molly Maloney, and Allison Vazquez
  • Buffalo Style: Reimagining Citation - Beth Carpenter and Jocelyn Swick-Jemison
  • That All May Read - Shawn Lemieux
  • Check It Out! (a roundtable focusing on non-traditional circulating items) - Emily Benton, Matthew Kazimierz Kochan, Chelsey Lonberger, Jacob Rachwal, and Lisa Sullivan

Sponsorship information:

The following WNYLRC Committees have agreed to sponsor conference attendance for selected registrants. The available sponsorships are:

  1. The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (EDIAr) Committee is sponsoring five attendees who identify as BIPOC on a first-come, first-served basis, prioritizing attendees who do not have other conference funding available. If you would like to apply for this sponsorship, please click here to fill out the required information on why you wish to attend, whether you identify as BIPOC, and whether you have other conference funding available]
  2. The Library Support Staff Committee is sponsoring five attendees who work as library support staff in WNYLRC member libraries on a first-come, first-served basis, prioritizing attendees who do not have other conference funding available. Fill out the application here.
  3. The WNYLRC Resource Sharing Committee is also providing sponsorship. Fill out the application here.
  4. The WNYLRC Preservation Committee is proud to sponsor two attendees of Intersect Unconference 2022 who represent GLAM (galleries, specialized libraries, archives, and museums) institutions throughout Western NY.  This sponsorship is open to both students and employees, with the hopes of encouraging more GLAM-focused attendance and content at the Intersect Unconference. Fill out the application here.

To apply for a sponsorship, please fill out the required information by September 30, 2022. The committees will make their selections and notify sponsorship recipients by this date as well..

 

The purpose of Intersect is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content. 

We hope that you can join us this year!