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Challenges & Challenges: Inclusive Collections and Reactions

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When: 12/01/2017
9:00am - 12:30pm
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Upper Merion Township Building
175 W Valley Forge Rd
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania  19406
United States
Contact: David Belanger


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Challenges & Challenges: Inclusive Collections and Reactions

December 1, 2017

Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
*Please park in lower parking lots*

$25 members in advance and $35 nonmembers and at the door

 

Our communities are changing rapidly; there is more diversity in the population and their needs are unique.  There is a challenge for libraries develop inclusive collections to meet the new diversity in our communities.  As libraries create these inclusive collections, which may be controversial, staff are likely to face challenges to having that material in their collection.

This workshop will address developing the insights and sources for creating inclusive collections in libraries.  It will also cover the Intellectual Freedom issues surrounding inclusive collections.

 

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30 – Registration & Breakfast

9:30  - Keynote Speaker – Peter Coyl - Bias, Blackballing, Banning, and Burning: How Libraries and Communities Can Respond to Intellectual Freedom Challenges

Peter Coyl is the Director of the Montclair Public Library a public library in northern New Jersey (20 minutes outside New York City) where 81% of resident have a Library card.

Active in the American Library Association, he was chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table and Chair of the Stonewall Book Awards Committee.  He is currently a member of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and previously was a member of the Texas Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee.  He has presented at regional, state and national library conferences as well as webinars with ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom.

Coyl earned a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from Oakland University. In 2016 he was named to Drexel Magazine's 40 Under 40 List and was one of three Librarians profiled by the Huffington Post in their April 2017 article “Librarians Across America Are Using Their Powers For Political Good”.

10:45 – Break (snacks on table)

11:00 – Inclusive Collection Development – Jen Wright, Chief, Materials Management Department Free Library of Philadelphia

12:00 – We’ve been challenged! – Panel of real world stories

12:30 – SEPLA Business Meeting & Awards – Door Prizes!

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