In partnership with the Dutchess, Orange/Ulster, Sullivan, and Ulster School Library Systems, Mount Saint Mary College will host a Banned Books Symposium on Saturday, March 10, 2018 on the MSMC campus in Newburgh, NY. This half-day conference will feature presentations on all aspects of working with and responding to banned, challenged, and controversial books. Our keynote speaker will be James LaRue, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom. The OIF is a national organization under the American Libraries Association which provides training, support, and public awareness regarding the concept of intellectual freedom. James’s talk will focus on intellectual freedom within the K-16 environment.
Registration for this event is $30 and includes breakfast and lunch. Continuing education credit will be awarded to qualified teachers in the Hudson Valley who take part in the symposium. Click here to register for the Banned Books Symposium.
Keynote Speaker: 9:15a-10a
Session A: 10:15-11a
Session B: 11:15a-12p
Session information may be found here.
For further information regarding this conference, please contact Tiffany Davis, Associate Librarian for Instruction Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, at email@example.com.
Co-sponsorship for this event within Mount Saint Mary College includes Kaplan Family Library, Division of Arts & Letters, and Division of Education.