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REMINDER: Free webinar Wed Mar 15th "Preparing for Comic Challenges - What to Do When You Get One"

  • 1.  REMINDER: Free webinar Wed Mar 15th "Preparing for Comic Challenges - What to Do When You Get One"

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    Reminder - registration is still OPEN for our FREE webinar tomorrow Wed March 15th at 4pm CT "Preparing for Comic Challenges - What to Do When You Get One" Register NOW 

    Comics and graphic novel are amongst the most popular, most lauded, and most loved items on our shelves - and amongst the most banned and challenged materials of the past few years. Hear from librarians, educators, and advocates on the front lines of comic book and graphic novel bans and challenges – and what you can do to be prepared!

    Join us Wed March 15th  at 4:00pm CT as we continue our three part GNCRT #LibcomixOnline webinar series: "Be Prepared! What to do when a comics challenge comes"

    • BEFORE a challenge: Jan 18. 2023 at 4:00pm CT (recording LINK & Resources

    • DURING a challenge: Mar 15.2023 at 4:00pm CT Register NOW 

    • AFTER a challenge: May 17.2023 at 4:00pm CT

    Our panel on Mar 15th at 4:00pm CT will discuss and share their strategies for managing DURING the challenge process - including practical advice on challenge procedures, what they learned, and why this visual format continues to be disproportionately challenged. 



    • Ziba Pérez Public Librarian, zine creator, and L.A. Zine Fest 2023 organizer in the city of Los Angeles

    • Kelly Jensen Editor at Book Riot

    • Dawn Zimmerer Adult & Youth Services Director at Madison County Library System in Mississippi

    • Eti Berland (moderator) Youth Services School Engagement Librarian at the Wilmette Public Library and member of the GNCRT Addressing Comic Book Challenges Committee

    Webinar is FREE and is open to all comics advocates - GNCRT and ALA members and non-ALA and non-GNCRT members alike. Censorship impacts us all. Can't attend live? No worries - the video link will be sent to all registrants afterwards and available for viewing online. 

    Be Prepared, Fight Comics Censorship, and Live to Library Another Day

    The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of the American Library Association is dedicated to supporting library staff in all aspects of engaging with graphic novels and comics, including collection development, programming, conference travel funding support, and advocacy. In 2022 in response to the record number of comic book and graphic novel challenges and bans the GNCRT launched the Addressing Comic Book Challenges Committee to better support library workers to prepare for and address comic book bans and challenges. For the full GNCRT  "Be Prepared! What to do when a challenge comes" checklist visit: Please connect with GNCRT on Facebook: ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table; Twitter: @libcomix; Instagram: @libcomix; Discord: GNCRT or the GNCRT ALA Connect page.

    Amie Wright (she/her)
    Chair, GNCRT Addressing Comic Book Bans & Challenges Committee
    Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT)
    (very) sporadic tweets @librarylandia