NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. The recording can be viewed on YouTube or below for free.
Librarians are tasked with providing a wide variety of viewpoints and information. Sometimes there are conflicts with where and how children’s books are cataloged to accommodate what parents and caregivers feel is right for their children. How do we balance open access, accurate classification, and ease of use for all families without discrimination? Learn about a variety of the issues surrounding this topic as well as ways to help navigate them in your library.
Sponsored by ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtable and Intellectual Freedom Roundtable.
This archived webinar was originally presented November 18th, 2015
Running time: 60 minutes
- Thoughtful and engaging discussion about access to children's books
- Resources for staff on selecting controversial materials
- A variety of perspectives and scenarios to provide options for your individual library
Who Should Attend
Carolyn Caywood became a librarian in 1972 upon graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1979 to be the Youth Services Coordinator. In 1984, she began managing Bayside Area Library and in 2000 also took on the NLS subregional library for the blind. She retired at the end of 2010. Caywood wrote a monthly column on library services to teenagers for School Library Journal from 1990 through 1998. In 2006, she was added to the Freedom to Read Foundation's Roll of Honor. Caywood is currently president of the Norfolk/South Hampton Roads chapter of PFLAG.
Peter D. Coyl is a District Manager with the Dallas Public Library. He has worked in public libraries for over 15 years and has served on a Library Board and been a school librarian. He earned his MSLIS degree (with a concentration in youth services) from Drexel University. Mr. Coyl served as Chair of the Stonewall Book Awards committee and is currently Chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table. He is a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association, Texas Library Association and the Freedom to Read Foundation.
How to Register
View the recording on the OIF YouTube page
You’ll need a stable internet connection and working headphones/speakers.