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AASL Town Hall: Book Challenges


Dec 8, 2021 6:00pm



Credits: None available.

Free

Description

During this AASL Town Hall, AASL President Jennisen Lucas and OIF Assistant Director Kristin Pekoll facilitate a discussion on the current rise of book challenges. In less than a month, OIF has spoken out against censorship via 139 news articles and TV outlets and is currently supporting librarians with 150 active book challenges. Explore how school librarians can keep their school libraries safe havens reflective of the school community.

AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

Speaker(s):

  • Jennisen Lucas, District Librarian, Park County School District 6
  • Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
  • Sylvia K. Norton, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians
Tags: Free New Sessions

Credits

Credits: None available.

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