Regardless of whether or not your library has had a request for reconsideration of library materials, the increase in challenges is dramatic, and quite frankly, upsetting. Becky Spratford, an expert in serving leisure readers through the public library with over 20 years of experience as a locally elected library trustee, Reaching Across Illinois Library System board member, and Illinois Library Association Executive Board member, will walk you through everything you need to do to prepare for a request to ban titles at your library.
From the steps you need to take right now, to how to properly handle a challenge from your seat at the trustee table, Becky will help you to put the emotions aside and protect intellectual freedom.
You & your library's trustees are invited to attend any or all 5 of these webinars during Wisconsin Trustee Training Week, August 22 - 26, 2022. All presentations start at 12:00 noon, and last 60 minutes. The webinars will be recorded.
All library staff, board trustees, volunteers, and Friends group members are welcome to participate. There is no charge.
To participate, all you need is...
for the visual, either...
- an internet-connected computer; you can test your computer & connection ahead of time, or
- an iOS or Android device; you can download the free Zoom app from the App Store or Google Play ahead of time
for the audio, either...
- earbuds, headphones, or speakers connected to your device, or
- use a telephone or speakerphone to call in (long distance rates apply)
If you're not able to attend live, the webinars will be recorded.
All of the webinars are eligible as continuing education contact hours (1 per webinar) toward public library director recertification.
The Trustee Training Week series is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.