Intellectual Freedom News, 6/9/2017

Intellectual Freedom News

June 9, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

Intellectual Freedom Highlights




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OIF News

  • Free Booklist Webinar—Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection; Join Booklist and Gale, a Cengage Company, for this free webinar on the importance of LGBTQ titles in your library’s collection. We will hear from Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, who will review how LGBTQ books can serve an underrepresented population and how to protect these titles from censorship, along with information about self-censorship and tools to empower librarians in their purchasing decisions. Deb Sica, chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table of the ALA and regional manager of Vallejo Libraries, Solano County Library (CA), will speak to the essentialness of offering invisible resources to the LGBTQ community. Finally, Booklist columnist and reviewer Michael Cart will discuss curating a core collection of LGBTQ materials. Moderated by Booklist Associate Editor, Adult Books, Annie Bostrom.

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