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NNYLN: Loida Garcia-Febo on the Freedom to Read
Friday, March 08, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Continuing Education

Loida Garcia-Febo on the Freedom to Read

March 8, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

This presentation will address the real library anxieties of book banning. We will learn from national and international examples of libraries that effectively managed the uncertainty of self and imposed censorship with practical policies. Library workers attending will leave with renewed support and skills to ensure free access to information and freedom of expression of our patrons.

The Freedom to Read in 2024 recognizes the importance of intellectual freedom and the fight for equality of access to information.

This talk will cover:

  1. A bird’s eye view of intellectual freedom and censorship today.
  2. Practical Matters: Self-censorship, Funding, Policies, Workplace dynamics
  3. Q & A

In this session you’ll learn more about how the challenge climate has changed, and how to navigate this new environment which includes mass challenges, First Amendment audits, and concerted efforts to denigrate the profession and defund libraries.

For privacy, this session will not be recorded.

Your Presenter: Loida Garcia-Febo is an International Library Consultant expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. Worldwide known for her passion for diversity, communities, sustainability, innovation and digital transformation, library workers, library advocacy, wellness, and new librarians about which she has taught in 45 countries.

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