Date(s) - 05/10/2022
10:00 am CDT - 3:00 pm CDT
Gulf Coast State College
Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director with the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom will join us for this conference and provide information on how to navigate book challenges.
9:30 AM CT
Continental breakfast provided by PLAN
10:00 AM CT
How to Prepare for Material Challenges in Your Library with Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director, Office of Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association: Intellectual freedom is a conversation not a rule. Being prepared with best practices, policies, and communication techniques is just the first step. The main goal of this session is not only training and definitions but more importantly it is to help you feel more confident and secure in your professional capacity and able to handle a challenge if it comes your way.
Kristin Pekoll is the Assistant Director at the Office for Intellectual Freedom. She is a former YA librarian from Wisconsin and a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who happens to live in Chicago Bears country. She is the author of Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library published by ALA Editions in 2019.
12:00 PM CT
Lunch provided by PLAN
1:00 PM CT
Panel Discussion on Material Challenges
- Robin Shader, Director, Northwest Regional Library System
- Wen Livingston, Director, Destin Library
- Caitie Cerise, Director, Walton County Public Library System
- Michelle White, Coordinator of Media Services, Escambia County School District
2:00 PM CT
2:30 PM CT
3:00 PM CT
PLAN events are available at no charge to Florida library staff and volunteers. This conference will not be recorded. We will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for all registered attendees.
Registration is closed for this event.