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ALA Connect Live: Our Brave Communities: Facing Censorship Head On with ALA - Shared screen with speaker view
Sophie Reverdy
34:45
Hello from Baltimore, MD!
Ray James
34:49
Howdy from Abilene Texas
Patricia Dew
34:49
Greetings from Brunswick County, NC !
Maria Estrella
34:50
Hello everyone! I am Maria Estrella, from Cleveland, Ohio.
Sarah Dentan
34:50
Sarah Dentan, Stanislaus County Library (California's San Joaquin Valley)
Denise Anderson
34:51
Hello from Utah
Tiffany Mautino
34:52
Hi all, Tiffany Mautino from Mid-Continent Public Library in KC, Missouri.
Judith Lashman
34:52
Judith Lashman from Leavitt Area High School in Turner Maine
Jad Rea
34:52
Hi from Indianapolis!
Jenny Abdelnour
34:56
Jenny Abdelnour, FL Library Association
Jennifer Cooper
34:56
Good afternoon from Northern VA
Sherry Machones
34:57
Hi all. Sherry Machones from a VERY snowy and icy Lake Superior in Wisconsin
Valerie Craft
34:57
Hello from Georgia
Sarah Zaharako
35:05
Hello from Sarah Jo Zaharako at Wilmette, IL
TONI SAMEK
35:12
Greetings from Canada!
Jonathan Clark
35:14
Jonathan Clark from the Vermont Department of Libraries.
Joan Vigil-Boyle
35:18
Hello, Joan Vigil from Medford, Oregon
Monica Struck
35:20
Hi from North Dakota
Keith Weimer
35:25
Good afternoon and thanks for the Charlottesville, VA, area.
Cindy Osborne
35:26
Hello from the Western Library System in snowy Scottsbluff
Tracie Hall
35:28
Hello from Chicago!!!
Conrrado Saldivar
35:28
Hello from Wyoming!
Kristin Peace
35:31
Hello from Kristin Peace, Pepperdine University
Civille Brown
35:31
Civille Brown retired public school intermediate librarian from CCISD in TX, living in Tuscaloosa, AL
Deborah Doyle
35:32
Deborah Doyle, United for Libraries — in Sonoma County, California!
Kent Oliver
35:33
Greetings - Nashville here
Tara Thompson
35:33
Hi from British Columbia, Canada
Jane Johnson
35:36
Hello everyone, Jane from Madisonville, LA!
Carolyn Caywood
35:36
retired librarian and community activist in Virginia Beach, VA
Anne Moore
35:37
Hello from Charlotte, NC
Heidi Cramer
35:38
Good afternoon! Piscataway NJ
John Paul Myrick
35:40
Hello, East Arkansas here.
Natisha Harper
35:44
Hello everyone, Hyattsville MD
Cara Bradt
35:45
Howdy, I'm Cara from Oklahoma!
Constance Wade
35:45
Hello from Iowa City, Iowa
Marissa Bischoff
35:45
Hello from Provo, Utah!
Kevin M
35:47
Hi all from Kevin, Marx Library @ Yale University 🙂
Rhonda Gould
35:51
Hello from Rhonda in Milwaukee!
Allie Lovette
35:52
Hello from Columbia, South Carolina!
Miriam Thomas
35:54
Hello from Houston
Cynthia Robinson
36:01
Hello from Chicago!
Madison Russell
36:02
Hello from leesburg va!
Jennifer Downey
36:05
Hello everyone. Jenn Downey from A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands, CA.
Michael Blackwell
36:17
Hello from Southern Maryland
Kristy Hennings
36:27
Hello from BC!
Lea Rosell
36:33
Hello from Lewes, Delaware :)
Angela Arthur
36:40
Hello from West Virginia
Jennifer Johnson-Spence
36:54
Hello from North Texas.
Gary Smith
37:10
Hello to everyone from the Berkshire Law Library, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Kristy Hennings
37:20
Hello from BC!
Emma Marschall
37:38
Hello from East Providence Public Libraries in RI!
Vivien Keiling
37:41
Hello from Barrie, Ontario!
Jill Klaponski
37:55
Hello from Kelowna, BC
Dorcas Hand
37:56
Hi, from Houston TX
Sarah Johnson
37:59
Hello from Chicagoland lol
Cassidy Drake
38:01
Hi from Big Lake, Alaska!
Tripp Reade
38:03
Hello from Raleigh, North Carolina!
Yoonmee Hampson
38:09
Hello from Dayton, OH!
Kim Kelley
38:12
Hello from Bluffton, SC
Ann Anders
38:16
Joining from Maryland!
Shelby Sorensen
38:17
Hello from Sacramento, CA
jennie caniglia
38:21
Hi from Corte Madera, CA
Rachel Bross
38:25
Lessa, you rock!
Jeremy Johannesen
38:27
Greetings from Albany NY and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies - COSLA
Jenn Washburn
38:27
Howdy from the University of North Texas in Denton.
Libby Garriga
38:28
Hello from south Louisiana
Ron Titus
38:29
Hello from WV
Ellen Pozzi
38:34
Hello from New Jersey!
Ross Taylor
38:34
Hello from Charlottesville, VA
Matthew Noe
38:55
:waves from Worcester MA:
Arlisa Harris
38:58
Hello from Arkansas
Colleen Bailey
39:02
Hello from Lexington, VA
Adam Webb
39:05
Hello from Arkansas. Hi Arlisa!
Teresa Doherty
39:16
Howdy from Richmond VA :)
Arlisa Harris
39:23
Hi Adam!!
Michelle Francis
39:29
Hello from Ohio!
Mary Keeling
39:29
hello from Newport News, VA!
Jeremy Johannesen
39:30
Huzzah for Megan and Deborah!
Mitch Toda
39:37
Hello from DC!
Ned Davis
39:38
Good day from Alexandria VA
Freya Anderson
39:44
Hello from Juneau, Alaska
Tracie Hall
39:45
Hello All. It is so good to be in community this afternoon.
Chris Cassaday
39:46
Hello from Rhode Island!
Sara Dallas
39:47
Superstars all
Larra Clark
39:51
+1 @jeremy!
Teresa Doherty
39:58
and hi to the Exec Dir of Virginia Library Association, Lisa Varga
Barry Cortez
40:03
Have u tried this yet?
Barry Cortez
40:03
https://zoom.beulr.com/
Barry Cortez
40:03
Automatically records any meeting and takes notes with AI.
Amanda Jones
40:07
Hello from Louisiana!
Nyama Reed
40:18
Hello from Milwaukee WI
Rayburne Turner
40:39
Hello from SC
Maggie Farrell
40:40
Hello from chilly Las Vegas! (but no snow and lots of sun)
Deborah Doyle
40:47
Deborah Doyle, United for Libraries from Sonoma County California.
Eti Berland
42:19
An important talking point - Restricting access is a censorship practice...
Elizabeth Hensley
42:28
Hello from Fredericksburg, VA!
Patty Sumner
42:52
hi from nj
ALA Membership Team
44:38
Here is a stream of the actual city council meeting from a council member - many supporters of both sides in meeting. Brian starts talking at just over 10 minutes into the public forum.https://www.facebook.com/WendyTuckPKBD4/videos/518263376817905
ALA Membership Team
44:58
Below are some links that I shared with state library director and a state library commissioner:Here are links to the newspaper article, and wtap story.My Op-ed after the group attended our Library Board meeting.https://parkwoodlib.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/op-ed.pdfhttp://www.mynewsonthego.com/newsandsent/Reader/Story.aspx?id=cf12fb72-4035-4ad0-830b-e9635616e581https://www.newsandsentinel.com/znewsletter-sunday/2022/10/parkersburg-council-hears-questions-about-library-material-2/https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2022/10/parkersburg-city-council-to-consider-library-censure-over-book/https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2022/11/parkersburg-city-council-withdraws-library-censure-resolution/https://www.wtap.com/2022/11/02/people-parkersburg-share-concerns-over-library-appropriate-materials-possible-censorship/
Larra Clark
45:05
Way to go @Brian! Amazing work.
Larra Clark
45:13
Yay @Lisa!
ALA Membership Team
45:24
The story of where Virginia is today actually starts in 2013, when a parent in Fairfax, VA, wanted Toni Morrison’s Beloved out of schools. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/fairfax-county-parent-wants-beloved-banned-from-school-system/2013/02/07/99521330-6bd1-11e2-ada0-5ca5fa7ebe79_story.html
John Paul Myrick
45:29
COuld we get those links via email? I don't want to leave the presentation now to go watch/read.
Michelle Francis
45:50
Lisa rocks!!
Kate Horan
45:52
Hello Everyone, Robert from McAllen Library
ALA Membership Team
45:54
Yes, we will post and share all the links afterwards
Jeremy Johannesen
46:02
@Michelle +1
ALA Membership Team
46:33
Here is where it is now:https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?221+sum+SB656
ALA Membership Team
48:37
I’ve put all of the documents related to the case in a drop box. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c8vsjjq09uptv1u/AADYtO-9jc4-KAdanmnzR2Bfa?dl=0
Jad Rea
49:03
Thank you for sharing!
Carolyn Caywood
49:18
But Altman lost badly in his election.
Sara Dallas
49:41
Brilliant, Lisa
Teresa Doherty
49:43
Love this!
Jocelyn Kennedy
49:54
🤟🏻
Nadia Orozco-Sahi
50:04
👏🏾
Skye Poole
50:05
Great work Lisa!
Beth Marhanka
50:08
Brilliant!
Skye Poole
50:19
Lisa youre my hero
Theresa Bird
50:29
Thank you for that. Nice work Lisa!
Keith Weimer
50:30
Bravo Lisa!
ALA Membership Team
50:32
A few more resources from VLA: Book Resume projecthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_cWUJazZX5S64CtGziNQeQ3TiWY2Dmdt1bDCCeEJSLA/viewform?ts=62943463&edit_requested=trueThis is a similar to a program by the National Council of the Teachers of English, Book Rationales: https://ncte.org/book-rationales/
Elizabeth Hensley
50:33
Lisa has been phenomenal!
Savannah Sessions
50:37
You are inspiring, Lisa!
Emily Drabinski
50:46
Lisa, I love that invoice! Such a profound theft of the social wage.
J. Sylvia
50:49
Lisa Rules
Leah Richardson
51:12
yay Martha! I heard you on The Daily. So inspiring! You are so brave.
Glen Benedict
51:14
The invoice idea is so terrific
Savannah Sessions
51:31
Same here, Leah!
Larra Clark
51:44
Great work everyone! And all best wishes for all of you that have been threatened and attacked.
Ray James
51:45
Please consider nominations for Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award for fights for intellectual freedom. https://www.ala.org/rt/ifrt/hodges
Jenna Ingham
51:45
Maia’s last name is pronounced “co-babe”
Larra Clark
52:07
horrible @martha.
Emily Drabinski
52:28
Union strong!
Carolyn Caywood
52:30
Thanks, Jenna Ingham
Theresa Bird
52:39
Wow, I'm so sorry. That's really awful Martha.
jennie caniglia
53:25
Thank you for sharing your story with so many, Martha. I first heard about it on The Daily podcast.
Rebekah Vaught
53:57
It is so insulting to label librarians "pedophiles," simply because you want to censor literature. That is a slap in the faces of real CSA/SA survivors and what they went through.
J. Sylvia
54:11
You’re very brave, Martha. You’re on the good side of the fight
Gay Nell German
54:16
Yes, the personal attacks are SCARY!
Jad Rea
54:23
That is so disgusting, I'm so sorry you've faced this
Ian Guistino
54:24
How is that not slanderous?
Kim Kelley
54:36
Defamation too.
Ashley Grunewald
55:39
You are an amazing person Martha, stay strong!
Judy Czarnik
55:45
Hi Karin, you hand is raised. Can I help you?
Ellen Pozzi
56:00
The students were amazing!!
Jennifer Downey
56:12
I'm so sorry you had to go through that, Martha. You are an inspiration.
Emily Drabinski
56:16
So painful. <3
Jenna Ingham
56:40
I recommend watching that Board meeting on YouTube - those brave teens are so inspiring.
Glen Benedict
56:51
Thank you so much Brian, Lisa, and Martha (and Lesliediana) for sharing these important stories.
Karin Gerstenhaber
56:52
Sorry, didn't mean to do that.
Barbara Ward
57:04
Thanks for your courage and determination, Martha. You are a fierce warrior.
Skye Poole
57:07
Martha thank you for fighting for student's right to learn. Extremism is on the rise and education helps temper it.
Olivia Bowers
57:25
This is astonishing. So sorry you had to go through that, but wow, you are so brave, Martha. So proud of those students, too.
J. Sylvia
57:35
There were 100 allies in Howard County, MD who showed up in support of defending Gender Queer & Lawn Boy from banning in Dec. 2021. The books were retained!
Teresa Doherty
57:44
<3
Larra Clark
57:47
Powerful.
Suzette Spencer
57:56
@Jenna- can you share the YouTube link please?
Sara Dallas
58:04
What a cost to pay to uphold the first amendment
Rebekah Vaught
58:08
Martha, I am sorry that you and your students had to deal with that kind of hate. It honestly scares me how people can justify cruelty in the name of religion, or rather, fanaticism. Of course, those fools would have been against the actual Jesus because he was way too progressive for their small minds.
Shelby Sorensen
58:09
Thank you for working so strongly on this. You've gone for far too much.
Natisha Harper
58:10
Martha, given that this has taken such a toll on your health and well being, are you able to sue each of the banners?
Allie Lovette
58:19
What a story Martha. Thank you for defending your students!
Madison Russell
58:23
Stay strong martha. You are valued and what you are doing matters to those kids
Adele Gardner
58:28
Martha, thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful work
Theresa Bird
58:31
Wow, good work. Thank you for sharing your experience and I wish you the best moving forward with this.
Jenna Ingham
58:32
@Suzette - I’m on my iPad, so it’ll take me a little bit of time to dig it up. But I’ll find it!
Suzette Spencer
58:41
Cool, thanks!
Sara Dallas
58:42
You are all heros
Natisha Harper
58:44
Does Martha have legal recourse against the banners?
Amanda Jones
58:45
Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Anna Simmons
58:53
4 out of 4 were elected in my county. It's disturbing. So thankful for people like y'all!
Tracie Hall
59:00
Courageous and inspired work Brian, Lisa and Martha!
Patty Sumner
59:06
Martha since library school you have always been and advocate and a strong librarian
Sara Dallas
59:09
Heroes
ALA Membership Team
59:11
Hi everyone - if you have questions for today's panelists, please add them to the Q&A, we will do our best to answer a few live today if time allows
Jocelyn Kennedy
59:19
As a librarian and mom of a trans man, thank you. Your work keeping this material on shelves is saving lives.
Eti Berland
59:46
The Get Ready, Stay Ready toolkit is a vital resource to prepare for challenges and protect the right to read https://www.getreadystayready.info
Jenna Ingham
01:00:41
This is the YouTube link for the school board meeting Martha referenced with the high school students speaking up to defend the books: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG-DICu0aFM
Deborah Doyle
01:00:48
Updated olicies are absolutely necessary but there should be community conversations as well.
Larra Clark
01:01:06
Great resources available at https://www.ala.org/advocacy/fight-censorship.
J. Sylvia
01:01:34
Freedom to Read Foundation https://www.ftrf.org/general/register_member_type.asp
Jenna Ingham
01:01:48
The students of the North Hunterdon and Voorhees GSA were honored this past year at NJ’s state librarian conference with the NJLA Intellectual Freedom Award. That board meeting is why.
Carolyn Caywood
01:01:51
Letters to the local newspapering Virginia Beach were overwhelmingly supportive of libraries.
Sara Dallas
01:01:59
If people are faced with these challenges - there is the LeRoy Merritt Humanitarian Fund https://www.ala.org/aboutala/affiliates/relatedgroups/merrittfund/merritthumanitarian
Eti Berland
01:02:08
I'd love to see more local/state resources spotlighted on that ALA page... Local activism is where we can make a huge difference
Larra Clark
01:02:13
+! @sara. So important!
J. Sylvia
01:02:13
Everylibrary How We Are Fighting https://www.everylibrary.org/bookbanningfight
Mary Keeling
01:02:24
The school library supervisor in my former district has been training high school principals on the district's reconsideration policy
Keith Weimer
01:02:28
Not about the books for sure. About trying to control people.
Sara Dallas
01:02:34
Please consider donations to help our colleagues facing these challenges
Eric Stroshane
01:02:37
https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/toolkit/
Jen Jeffersonville Townsip Public Library
01:03:01
It is always about trying to control people not the books!
Larra Clark
01:03:20
https://www.ala.org/advocacy/state-local-resources
Carolyn Caywood
01:03:50
Actually, at least in Virginia, it's about defunding public schools and diverting public tax revenue to private schools.
Rhonda Jessup
01:04:13
A colleague said the echo chamber is small but it is loud. I reflected on that while responding to complaints about drag queen storytime
ALA Membership Team
01:04:24
If you need direct assistance, that is available to you: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/affiliates/relatedgroups/merrittfund/merritthumanitarian
Dorcas Hand
01:04:33
Great article about flooding meetings w the good guys! https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/12/14/how-district-took-its-school-board-back-right-wing-reactionaries
Emily Drabinski
01:04:42
You just never get over that kind of thing, Martha. Happened to me at a job a few years ago. It's devastating.
Amanda Jones
01:05:21
Martha--I understand that all too well and I too am grappling with lack of public support from my administration of 22 years. Hugs to you for all you have been through.
Rachel Bross
01:05:29
Martha- that is trauma. You need to treat it like that.
Virginia Cononie
01:05:36
👏
Suzy Szasz Palmer
01:06:15
This is a lesson on why voting is so important!
Eti Berland
01:06:21
Pen America also has resource for protecting yourself against harassment - https://pen.org/librarian-tip-sheet-harassment/
Anna Simmons
01:06:27
I've noticed a lot of people think "graphic novels" means "porn" 😒
Wanda Huffaker
01:06:27
Nominate someone you know who has defended intellectual freedom for the Immroth Award.(deadline extended to March 1).http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/10/intellectual-freedom-round-table-ifrt-seeks-nominations-john-phillip-immroth
Carolyn Caywood
01:06:41
Build your network now!
Tracie Hall
01:07:21
Yes Virginia --This conversation is absolutely connected to the erosion of public access, public space, and public education.
Dorcas Hand
01:07:29
Absolutely - the Ecosystem! We all need to stand together and speak with ONE VOICE especially on First Amendment issues.
Mary Gazdik
01:07:37
The personal nature of the attacks is shocking when it happens to you no matter how much you hear about it happening to others. I was afraid not only for myself but my teenage son. I did lock down my social media but still scary stuff.
Larra Clark
01:07:59
Readers as leaders! <3
Rachel Bross
01:08:00
💌 Readers are leaders
ALA Membership Team
01:08:03
Martha's tips to prepare: Self Care, Think Carefully About Social Media and Prepare, Know Your Policies, Seek and Accept Help, Let Readers be Leaders, Never Stop Networking
Eti Berland
01:08:06
Knowing comics and picture books are more often challenged, highly recommend the Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable PD, Preparing for Challenges - How to be ready before you get one webinar in January 18 https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_azCokteSSM-SFiVNKd9htA
Otter Bowman
01:08:13
The Missouri Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom committee has designed a shirt to help defray travel costs for presenting IF workshops around the state. The shirts aren’t state-specific, so they’ll work for anyone anywhere that supports the freedom to read! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/mla-intellectual-freedom
Larra Clark
01:08:16
great tips!
Eti Berland
01:09:01
Solidarity and community care always!
Dorcas Hand
01:09:04
Peer support is essential!
Ed Garcia
01:09:06
Thank you all for your stories and your insight.
Tiffany Mautino
01:09:08
Yay Otter!!!
Jenna Ingham
01:09:21
They have a playbook for challenging books, and we need to be just as coordinated.
J. Sylvia
01:09:29
Had a H*locaust survivor visit our public library last year to teach us If you repeat a lie about a non-existing “danger” over and over again, it won’t matter if it’s true. He was warning us about indifference to unchecked hate
Ed Garcia
01:09:31
Also care and support of your staff
Carolyn Caywood
01:09:37
Consider, also, your other allies - for LGBTQ, talk to the closest PFLAG.
Eric Stroshane
01:10:49
Report censorship efforts to OIF here: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/fight-censorship or by emailing me directly at estroshane@ala.org
Larra Clark
01:11:07
Thank you all for your amazing work!
Monica McAbee
01:11:14
Thank you so much!
Civille Brown
01:11:14
Thank all of you for sharing.
Emily Drabinski
01:11:14
Thank you so much for sharing these stories and for your work! Powerful!
Kate McGivern
01:11:15
Thank you!
Colleen Bailey
01:11:17
Thank you!!!
Jon Martin
01:11:18
Thank you all!
Jocelyn Kennedy
01:11:18
Thank you Brian, Martha and Lisa!
Keith Weimer
01:11:20
Thank you all so much! Keep up going strong!
Malcolm Walker
01:11:21
Thank you!
Sarah Miller
01:11:23
Thank you all!
Pamela Martinez
01:11:23
Thank you all for your expertise and input!
Reina Williams
01:11:24
Thank you!
Benjamin Tovar
01:11:24
Thank you all, you all rock.
Erin Robinson
01:11:26
Thank you so very much!
Skye Poole
01:11:27
Thank you!
Alicia Long
01:11:30
Great information. Thanks to all for your advocacy!
Olivia Bowers
01:11:31
Thank you all for sharing those harrowing but powerful stories. We all needed to hear them.
Alexandra Rivera
01:11:32
Thank you all for your valor! Inspiring.
Jennifer Johnson-Spence
01:11:33
Thanks so much to the 3 presenters for sharing their stories. Great advice at the end.
Andrea Boothby Rice
01:11:33
👏
Sophie Reverdy
01:11:34
Thank you!
Natisha Harper
01:11:35
This was wonderful!
Luke Tomzik
01:11:35
Thank you!
Katie Perkey
01:11:37
Thank you all!
Kristin Peace
01:11:37
thank you all for your courage
Glen Benedict
01:11:40
Thank you so much!
J. Sylvia
01:11:41
Thank you
Allie Lovette
01:11:41
Thank you all!
Ross Taylor
01:11:43
Thanks for courage & intelligence & humanity
Jane Johnson
01:11:49
Thank you so much!
TONI SAMEK
01:12:14
Deeply grateful for your heroic efforts, personal and professional risk taking. Spreading the word!
ALA Membership Team
01:12:16
learn about the Merritt Fund: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/affiliates/relatedgroups/merrittfund/merritthumanitarian
Tracie Hall
01:12:19
Thanks also for sharing what has and can keep you going on a personal level.
J. Sylvia
01:13:31
Use the map below (link) to find book bans in counties/states https://redwine.blue/bbb/
ALA Membership Team
01:14:18
ALA is calling on Congress to include three things in the FY 2023 spending bill: https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=18455
J. Sylvia
01:14:28
Is this webinar going to be uploaded on YouTube or Connect Live or eLearning?
ALA Membership Team
01:14:56
Hi there -it will be loaded on our ALA Connect Live web page: https://www.ala.org/membership/ala-connect-live-series
J. Sylvia
01:16:33
Right to Read Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/9056?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22%22%5D%7D&s=1&r=1
Sara Dallas
01:18:02
Chilling
J. Sylvia
01:18:11
Horrifying
Adele Gardner
01:18:18
You got that right!
ALA Membership Team
01:18:59
ALA has adopted a protocol to respond to library issues at the state and local level:https://www.ala.org/advocacy/state-and-local-protocol
J. Sylvia
01:19:12
I predict these bills to be written vaguely enough for “parents rights” groups to take full advantage of
ALA Membership Team
01:20:19
Subscribe to ALA’s advocacy alerts to take targeted actions at key moments on federal policy: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/i/463208600EB4D89A
ALA Membership Team
01:20:41
Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/LibraryPolicyJoin the Unite Against Book Bans Campaign: https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/
J. Sylvia
01:21:46
Defend Every Student’s Right to Learn https://action.aclu.org/petition/defend-every-students-right-learn
ALA Membership Team
01:22:46
Join us at LibLearnX: https://www.2023.alaliblearnx.org/
J. Sylvia
01:22:57
Are there any events located in Washington, D.C. in 2023 yet?
Kristi Hager
01:24:36
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Tracie Hall
01:25:05
LibLearnX: https://www.2023.alaliblearnx.org/Library Workers: Organize and ActivateSunday, January 29: 8:30am - 9:45amhttps://www.2023.alaliblearnx.org/library-workers-organize-and-activate• Intersectional Justice in Libraries Topics on mental health and wellness and intellectual freedom and advocacyCenter for the Future of Libraries https://www.eventscribe.net/2023/LibLearnX/aaStatic.asp?SFP=VldORkRGQkJAMTM1NDdATExYMjMgQ2Z0Rm9MIFNlc3Npb25zIntellectual Freedom Programs like• Building a Practical Toolkit for Censorship and Challenges at your Public Library 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM https://www.eventscribe.net/2023/LibLearnX/searchGlobal.aspThe Intellectual Freedom Syllabus Shop talkMonday, January 30, 202310:10 AM – 10:30 AMhttps://www.eventscribe.net/2023/LibLearnX/searchGlobal.asp
J. Sylvia
01:25:59
Bigger principle of the First Amendment. Will remember that!
Pamela Martinez
01:26:57
This has been a great collaboration of networking and information sharing for this topic...thank you to each of you for taking the time to share your experiences and resources.
Larra Clark
01:27:34
and what is "harmful to minors" and what is "age appropriate"? So many broad terms that vary so much from individual to individual and family to family.
Carolyn Caywood
01:27:38
Make sure you have books that the concerned staff member wants, that you aren't neglecting theat point of view.
Eti Berland
01:27:46
Our local association is also hosting PD about De-escalation: A Crucial Tool in Libraries for Promoting Intellectual Freedom - frontline library workers need to be supported, empowered, and cared for https://www.carli.illinois.edu/pda-event-de-escalation-crucial-tool-libraries-promoting-intellectual-freedom
Emily Drabinski
01:28:30
Crucial point, Brian!
J. Sylvia
01:28:36
Yes. Freedom to Read for everyone
J. Sylvia
01:30:20
Thank you Lessa, Ed, Alan, Lesliediana, Lisa, Martha & Brian!
Wanda Huffaker
01:30:33
Make sure you have a display policy!
Diane Shimota
01:30:46
love the book sanctuary idea, thank you Martha, you are an inspiration
Rachel Bross
01:31:00
Can you link to a good display policy?
Ed Garcia
01:31:03
Review all your current policies
J. Sylvia
01:31:09
I’ll take to my local library about a display policy
TONI SAMEK
01:31:37
I agree Brian!
Ed Garcia
01:31:48
Our library has a library-initiated program and display policy. www.cranstonlibrary.org/policies
Martha Hickson
01:32:27
Martha's book sanctuary sign on Canva https://www.canva.com/design/DAFUwK7_ODg/BHkdGb-ieqyTdzjFTF0Kfg/view?utm_content=DAFUwK7_ODg&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink&mode=preview
J. Sylvia
01:32:34
How do we fight book bans if we’re not employed or certified or hold no professional position yet?
Deborah Caldwell-Stone
01:32:44
Remember that there are policy fundamentals available online at www.ala.org//tools/challenge support/selectionpolicytoolkit
Emily Drabinski
01:32:46
Brian, thank you for sharing that story. <3
Carolyn Caywood
01:32:46
Thank you, Brian!
Skye Poole
01:32:54
Thank you Brian
Ziba Pérez
01:32:58
Thank you!
Martha Hickson
01:33:00
Martha's Join the Read-Sistance sign on Canva: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFUwmSw6vg/x373yFwofbKjIVH2LquMUA/view?utm_content=DAFUwmSw6vg&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink&mode=preview
Lesliediana Jones
01:33:01
It was a pleasure for me to talk with Brian, Lisa and Martha. I feel honored.
Karen Golden
01:33:03
Thank you!
Lisa R. Varga
01:33:05
@J. Sylvia, speak up at board meetings and write letters to the editor
Sara Dallas
01:33:06
I found this book helpful with developing policeshttps://www.amazon.com/Creating-Policies-Results-Chaos-Clarity/dp/0838935354
Sandra Nelson
01:33:07
Thank you!
Jenny Abdelnour
01:33:12
Thank you to all!
Monica McAbee
01:33:19
Very grateful for this discussion, thank you!
Sara Dallas
01:33:24
Hi Sandra
Adele Gardner
01:33:25
Thank you all so much
Lisa R. Varga
01:33:27
thank you everyone for taking time out of your day to be here!
J. Sylvia
01:33:27
Thank you @LR
Jocelyn Kennedy
01:33:28
🌈 Thank you all and thanks for the conversation space.
Diane Shimota
01:33:28
thank you martha!
April Read
01:33:30
Thank you to everyone. Fantastic information.
Jennifer Downey
01:33:31
Thank you for sharing your experiences. So much bravery! You are inspiring.
Christine Walsh
01:33:33
THank you all!
Michele Fenton
01:33:35
Thank you!
Julie Quillman
01:33:37
Thank you!!
Rebekah Vaught
01:33:37
What do you all think about people who claim children are "too young" to learn about lgbtqia+ themes? In truth, I think they just don't want it normalized.
Freya Anderson
01:33:38
Thank you all!
Ian Guistino
01:33:39
Thank you
Skye Poole
01:33:39
Thank you everyone!
Matthew Gibson
01:33:40
Thanks everyone.
Jeremy Brett
01:33:41
Thanks to you all!
Kim Kelley
01:33:41
Thank you, so inspiring
Ellen Pozzi
01:33:42
Thank you all so much!
Eti Berland
01:33:42
thank you so much!
Erin Bassett
01:33:42
thank you so much!!
Virginia Cononie
01:33:43
<3
Bruce Ricker
01:33:43
Thank you!
P.J. Gardiner
01:33:43
Thank you!
Jennifer McAbee
01:33:45
Thank you all!
Pamela Martinez
01:33:46
Thank you so much, I appreciate all of you!!
Savannah Sessions
01:33:46
Thank you all, so much!
Lea Cason
01:33:47
Thank you!!!
Ron Titus
01:33:48
Thank you all!
Sara Dallas
01:33:48
Thank you all
Jane Johnson
01:33:49
Thank you all for your bravery and dedication to librarianship!
Alicia Long
01:33:49
Thank you all, and ALA Prez/prez elect
Rebekah Vaught
01:33:50
Thank you!
Colleen Bailey
01:33:50
Thank you everyone!
Ziba Pérez
01:33:50
Yes thank you for doing what you do everyone!
Harley Rogers
01:33:50
Thank you!
Chris Scandling
01:33:51
Wonderful speakers! Thanks so much.
Rhonda Gould
01:33:52
Thank you everyone!
jennie caniglia
01:33:52
Thank you all!
Ross Taylor
01:33:54
Thanks to speakers for courage, stories & analysis and thanks to the chat for links & info
Rayburne Turner
01:33:55
Thank you!!!
Mary Keeling
01:33:55
Thank you, everyone!
Deborah Jack
01:33:59
Thank you ALL.
Reina Williams
01:33:59
Thank you
Dorcas Hand
01:34:00
Thank you all!
J. Sylvia
01:34:03
Thanks!
John Barrett
01:34:04
Profiles in Courage! Thank You!!
Deon King
01:34:08
Thank you everyone!!!
Cindy Gillham
01:34:09
Thank you
ALA Membership Team
01:34:12
Join the Unite Against Book Bans Campaign: https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/Dealing with censorship challenges or need to get prepared for them? https://www.ala.org/advocacy/fight-censorship?utm_source=ala&utm_medium=topbanner&utm_campaign=redesign
Tripp Reade
01:34:17
👏
Clara Hudson
01:34:17
Thank you for this meeting. Networking.
Glen Benedict
01:34:19
All of these presenters are superstars! 🤩
Rachel Bross
01:34:26
Thank you so much
Shelby Sorensen
01:34:31
Thank you! This was amazing to hear the stories and get the resources
Terra Rogerson
01:34:33
Thank you!
ALA Membership Team
01:34:33
Join the Unite Against Book Bans Campaign: https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/Dealing with censorship challenges or need to get prepared for them? https://www.ala.org/advocacy/fight-censorship
Tracie Hall
01:34:35
In this work together!
Julie Oborny
01:34:36
Thank you all for your stories and perspectives!
Bethany Howard
01:34:36
insane stories today. Keep up the good work
Diane Fuller
01:34:45
Thanks!
Jad Rea
01:34:46
Thanks all!
Alexandra Rivera
01:34:47
Thanks so much for this excellent information!
Toni Cox
01:34:47
👏
carol phillips
01:34:48
Thank you.
Deborah Rinio
01:34:53
Thank you!
Olivia Bowers
01:34:54
Thank you all!
Miriam Thomas
01:34:54
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Amanda Izenstark
01:34:55
thank you!
Natisha Harper
01:34:57
This was great!