10:00 a.m. Young Adult Services Forum Meeting & 11:00 a.m. Presentation by Kelly Jensen
May 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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The Young Adult Services will hold its meeting from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Following the meeting, Kelly Jensen will present. There is no cost and the recording of Kelly's presentation will be made available shortly after the presentation. Registration for the live presentation is limited to Illinois libraries. Others may view the recordings when they are available on the ILA website.
What Should I Know About Book Bans in the US and Illinois Right Now?
While Illinois may not top the list of states experiencing book bans, the threats to intellectual freedom throughout the state should be of concern to all who work with books and their readers. Get to know who is behind the most current wave of censorship attempts, their targets and tactics, and what you can do to be prepared if they come for your collection. This presentation will address topics including soft/quiet censorship, definitions of common censorship-related phrases, groups who you can turn to for advocacy or help, and how to broach conversations about collection development policies with administration to ensure they're working on behalf of your community, patrons, and professional staff.
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