Trends About Book Challenges
PEN America Banned Books Report
Keynote: The Moral Quagmire of Censorship
Proactive Approaches to Book Challenges
Reading Before and After COVID
Keynote: ALWAYS #BetterTogether
Space & Place Changes
The Libraries.Today National Forum provides synchronous and asynchronous access to three days of live and pre-recorded talks. Attend what you can to share your thoughts with your colleagues, and come back later to catch up with talks that you missed.
Librarians from across the country will be joining panels to talk about the impacts of COVID on their programs. Our goal is to record the changes we have all experienced through the pandemic and then begin to look forward to post-COVID school libraries.
Thank you to the amazing group of librarians and others who have agreed to share their expertise with you at this forum.
• Dr. Jen Cannell, St. John Fisher (NY) College
Graduate School Library Program
• Kathy Caroll, Lead Library Media Specialist, Richland 2 (SC) Schools
• Priscille Dando, Coordinator of Library Information
Services, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools
• Erin Hollingsworth, District Librarian, North
Slope Borough (AK) School District
• Melissa Jacobs, Director of the New York City
School Library System
• Amanda Kordeliski, Director of Libraries for
Norman (OK) Public Schools
• Julie Miller, Librarian, Clay County (FL) Schools
• Craig Seasholes, Elementary Librarian (Retired), Seattle
(WA) Public Schools
• Alicia Thompson, Director of the Erie1 BOCES
(NY) School Library System
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