Defending the Right to Read: Celebrating Banned Books Week (Booklist Webcast from 09/28/2010)

Librarians and teachers face more challenges than ever when it comes to defending children’s right to read. In celebration of Banned Books Week 2010, this Booklist webcast features a stellar panel of experts, including renowned author and longtime advocate of intellectual freedom Judy Blume, who will discuss book rating systems, the impact of the Internet on challenges, the effect of censorship on children’s publishing, and how to best prepare for book challenges. Additional speakers include Beverly Horowitz, Vice President and Publisher of Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers; Pat Scales, former school librarian and a member of the National Coalition against Censorship Council of Advisors; Kristin Pekoll, a young-adult librarian at the West Bend (WI) Community Memorial Library; Nanette Perez, program officer at ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Who Should Attend

Public, children's services, and school librarians and those individuals interested in intellectual freedom

Panelists

  • Judy Blume, renowned author and longtime advocate of intellectual freedom
  • Beverly Horowitz, Vice President and Publisher, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • Nanette Perez, Program Officer, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
  • Kristin Pekoll, Young-Adult Librarian, West Bend (WI) Community Memorial Library
  • Pat Scales, former school librarian and member of the National Coalition against Censorship Council of Advisors

Registration

How to Register

http://vimeo.com/15372731

Tech Requirements

Computer, Internet connection, web browser, speakers

Sponsor(s)

Random House Children’s Books