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  • 1.  Upcoming Banned Books Virtual Session for LIS Practitioners!

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi y'all! I wanted to share another special event that you do not want to miss!
    On March 30th at 4 PM (est), Stephanie Senduala will facilitate her highly requested Navigating Banned/Challenged Books lecture!
    "For both new and veteran librarians, dealing with banned or challenged books can be overwhelming. Get advice on where to start with this in-depth session on how to best navigate intellectual freedom, censorship, and more-in accessible terms. The training will offer a series of resources that school and public librarians can use to advocate for themselves, and will provide advice on developing written guidelines that LIS professionals can bring to superiors or library boards."
    Our last facilitation of this event was highly informative and helpful to librarians of varying experience levels, LIS students, and educators.
    To attend this session, we are requesting a small donation of $10 to the Augusta Baker's Dozen Fund. This fund allows us to host our numerous lecture series and initiatives, including but not limited to the Augusta Baker's Diversity Lecture Series, the Critical Conversation Lecture series, and the Augusta Baker Scholars program.
    If you would like to attend, please submit your $10 donation here:
    After submitting your donation, please upload your receipt and register for the event here:
    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. We appreciate your continued support!

    Cearra Harris
    Doctoral Student
    University of South Carolina-Columbia

  • 2.  RE: Upcoming Banned Books Virtual Session for LIS Practitioners!

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Cory Stevenson 8 days ago

    I have had quite some experience dealing with banned/challenged books in the past couple of months. It can be overwhelming but I have learned the ropes so I know how to do it quick and easy. 

    I'd like to donate to the fund, in memory of some doctoral researcher who is very enthusiastic about navigating these issues. 

    Please let me know how I can do it so I can register to the event. 

    Xiping Liu
    Resource Description Librarian
    University of Houston Libraries

  • 3.  RE: Upcoming Banned Books Virtual Session for LIS Practitioners!

    Posted 10 days ago
    I am a MLIS student and would love to attend this session. I am a teacher in Chicago and our school day ends at 3:15 CST. It is likely that I wouldn't be able to join the session before 3:30. If I register, is there any possibility there would be access to a recording of the session later? I'd hate to miss the first 30 minutes.
    If not, do you have any idea when this session might be offered again? I see in your original post that it's been facilitated before.
    Thanks for your help.
    Sue Davidson

    Susan Davidson