Don’t miss the community of practice (COP) for INCLUDING YOU on Monday, September 11, at 9 AM where national expert on intellectual freedom and author of Book Banning in the 21st Century, Emily Knox, Ph.D. and MSLIS, will join us to talk about book banning and censorship in the context of the core values of librarianship. As attacks on libraries and librarians increase at alarming rates, Dr. Knox’s presentation will provide some much-needed perspective on what we as librarians and community leaders can do to stay steady and focused during these turbulent times. Dr. Knox will speak for part of the session and will leave plenty of time for your questions and comments. Dr. Knox will be recorded but the Q & A will not to ensure comfort. The recorded portion will be available on the Library Staff Academy.
Join Zoom Meeting – Monday, September 11 at 9:00 AM
Meeting ID: 830 8110 1502
This is the final community of practice session of the INCLUDING YOU for this fiscal year. For more than two years, INCLUDING YOU has brought librarians together from across the Commonwealth and the nation in supportive learning teams to develop practical techniques to manage bias, recognize and address microaggressions and make their libraries and communities more welcoming, inclusive spaces. INCLUDING YOU is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
Dr. Knox Bio
Emily is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include information access and intellectual freedom and censorship. She is a member of the Mapping Information Access research team. Her most recent book Foundations of Intellectual Freedom (ALA Neal-Schuman) won the 2023 Eli M. Oboler Prize for best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. Her previous book, Book Banning in 21st Century America (Rowman & Littlefield) is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars’ Series. Emily’s articles have been published in the Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research, and the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy. Emily serves on the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship. She is also editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy. Emily received her PhD from the doctoral program at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information.
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