Fifty Shades of Banned Books Week

Stand Up For Your Right to ReadThis past webinar has now been archived. The recording and slides are available to download or share below.

Tired of the same old displays and yellow caution tape? Want to engage your community with thoughtful programming and information about the freedom to read? Join ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom during this FREE WEBINAR to discover 50 ideas, tips, and resources to have a successful Banned Books Week

  • Contests
  • Social Media
  • Programs
  • Grants
  • Partnerships
  • Displays
  • and much much more

This archived webinar was originally presented August 10, 2016

Running time: 50 minutes


  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Ideas
  • Solutions

Who Should Attend

  • Librarians; public, K-12 school, academic
  • Teachers; English, Government, History, Civics
  • Organizations concerned with Reading, Censorship, and Intellectual Freedom
  • State Library Associations and Intellectual Freedom Advocates


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Kristin Pekoll is Assistant Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). She is part of a five person team dedicated to promoting the right to read and providing education about the First Amendment. Kristin communicates with state library associations on current book challenges and publications that deal with censorship, privacy, ethics, and internet filtering. She organizes online education and training on the freedom to read and how to navigate reconsideration requests and media relations. 




How to Register


Slides (PDF)

Tech Requirements

You’ll need a stable internet connection and working headphones/speakers


Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom at or 312-280-4221.

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