Here is where you will find recorded presentations to help you explore the whos, whys and hows of intellectual freedom, and the societal issues that are behind many of the challenges we are seeing today. Use the webinars and video presentations on this page as tools to kick off conversations with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. If you are looking for group trainings or short courses, visit our Training Resources page.
Reading is a Right: What Parents Need to Know about Book Bans and Pushing Back
Panelists: Stacy Collins, Meenal McNary, Keiawanna Pitts, Tiernee Pitts, Elizabeth Hahn, Kyle Lukoff
Moderated by Dr. Lucy Santos Green
Serving Multicultural Communities in Public Libraries
Presented by Dr. Thomas Crisp, Associate Professor of Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Georgia State University
Navigating Banned/ Challenged Books
Presented by Stephanie Sendaula, Programming & Outreach Specialist, LibraryLinkNJ: The New Jersey Library Cooperative
When Books Are Threatened, Where Do We Turn?
Presented by Dr. Emily Knox, Associate Professor of Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Ibram Kendi, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Nic Stone
An Evening with Tressie McMillan Cottom
Presented by Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.
Censored Authors Speak: A Round Table Discussion about Book Banning in America
Panelists: Alex Gino, Ashley Hope Pérez, I. W. Gregorio, Andrew Kame, Mark Oshiro, and Robin Stevenson
Moderated by Dr. Tasslyn Magnusson