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