Saturday, September 26, 2015

September Survey: Preparing for Banned Books Week, Celebrating the Freedom to Read

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I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Banned Books Week, and last week, I wrote about my unease in a post for AASL’s Knowledge Quest blog. In fact, that’s why I chose it as this month’s topic: I always wrestle with these issues, and I need more resources. So, in addition to the Q&A about how to start conversations with librarian colleagues that's linked in my post, here are the results of our survey and some resources from our own Iowa colleagues.

The results--and some resources
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You can also register for a free webinar entitled “How to Protect the Freedom to Read in Your Library.” I’ll be one of three presenters sharing our experiences planning for and wrestling with the complex issues that Banned Books Week raises.  Join the webinar live on Tuesday, September 29 at 11AM central time, or register above and you’ll be send the links and materials afterwards!  Please join us! I would love to see familiar names on the attendees list, and I know it will be a great chance to hear others’ stories and join in an informal Q&A.

Thanks for all your ideas, and have a great Freedom to Read/Banned Books Week!