May 11th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Joyce & Kristina will present for 45 mins with a 15 min Q&A
$15 nonmember fee
**This is the rescheduled live webinar of the April WEMTA PD webinar**
Joyce and Kristina will provide an overview of current challenges faced by school librarians and library staff and cover the policies, people, and tools that can help you get through the process. They will also review language that is being used to censor materials, use scenarios to help form a response to challenges, and share information about current issues specific to Wisconsin.
Joyce McIntosh is the Assistant Program Director for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), an organization dedicated to First Amendment education, litigation, and advocacy. She has worked at the intersection of intellectual freedom, communication, and the First Amendment for three decades. Her background and education in journalism and library and information science have led her to work for newspapers, non-profits, and for the last two decades in libraries. She worked in a public library outside of Chicago, IL providing reference, programming, outreach, and assistive technology before joining FTRF. With FTRF and the American Library Association, her work has focused on education about the First Amendment and censorship, and helping librarians navigate challenges in their school and public libraries.
Dr. Kristina Weber is a high school librarian in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago, and has worked in secondary education at both the middle and high school levels for 20 years. She earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University in 2017. She serves as the Intellectual Freedom Chair for the Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) and represents AASL on the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Cooperative Committee, which is working to provide librarians working with young people with the IF tools and resources they need.
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Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 588-6006