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Censorship in School Libraries Across the Globe

The current censorship surge in American schools has drawn attention to the role of school librarians. However, efforts to control what materials young learners can consume extend beyond the United States. How are school librarians across the globe addressing challenges to access and intellectual freedom? How can what’s happening in the U.S. inform and be informed by the work happening beyond the country’s borders?

Join ILA and guests for a roundtable discussion on the critical role school librarians everywhere play in ensuring children’s rights to read. After the roundtable, participants can choose a breakout space to connect, share stories, and learn from one another.

Speakers include

  • April M. Dawkins, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Fredrik Ernerot, VP Association Operations at IASL; Master student in LIS at Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Valérie Glass, Certified Teacher Librarian, France
  • Lucy Santos Green, coeditor of School Libraries Worldwide
  • Danielle E. Hartsfield, Associate Professor of Literacy and Elementary Education at the University of North Georgia
  • Carol Jago, English teacher, associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA, and an ILA board member
  • Annette M. Kiberu, Librarian and Literacy Coordinator, Uganda; Member, ILA Board of Directors
  • Kenneth Kunz, Vice President of the Board of Directors at ILA; Founder/Director of For the Love of Literacy
  • Jennisen Lucas, K–12 District Librarian in Cody, WY; President of the American Association of School Librarians
  • Terry McHugh, Instructional Specialist, Edith M. Smith Middle School, Waukegan, IL, past-president Adolescent Literacy Interest Group
  • Molly Ness, Vice President of Academic Content, Learning Ally; Member, ILA Board of Directors
  • Julia E. Torres, Librarian, Denver Public Schools

Breakout topics include advocacy for families, caregivers, and communities; book access; disinformation; and more.

Registration: FREE