Making Banned Books Week Work in Your Community

PLA Webinar
Making Banned Books Week Work in Your Community

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 1:00 PM Central

A FREE webinar presented in partnership with ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

Banned Books Week (BBW) has been a mainstay in American libraries for over 30 years. This annual event brings together communities in support of the freedom to read and to express ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular. Some libraries have been celebrating BBW for decades and feel like they are “preaching to the choir,” while others have steered clear of stirring up controversy. This free webinar from PLA and OIF will shine a light on these and other barriers to successful participation in BBW and will focus on solutions to keep your library’s involvement fresh, relevant, and meaningful to your community. REGISTER NOW!

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Recognize potential barriers to celebrating Banned Books Week in their communities;
  • Know the free resources, tools, and recommendations available from ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom; and
  • Gain fresh ideas for celebrating the freedom to read at their libraries.


  • Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time: 1:00–2:00 PM Central

Who Should Attend:
This free webinar is open to everyone and will be helpful for anyone interested in intellectual freedom issues, particularly those library staff involved in development of programs or displays, community engagement, or administration.


THIS WEBINAR IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED. You can register for this webinar until it begins, or until space is no longer available, whichever comes first. Please do not register unless you are sincere about attending the live webinar. Space is limited, and signing up and not attending may deprive someone else of the opportunity. Thank you for your cooperation.