May 23, 2022

New Webinar Recording: “How to Protect the Freedom to Read in Your Library”

Here’s a recording of a Banned Books Week 2015 webinar that took place earlier today.

The “How to Protect the Freedom to Read in Your Library” webinar was organized and sponsored by SAGE and featured three presentations.

Part I: How to use open communication to prevent book challenges
FeaturingKate Lechtenberg, Teacher Librarian at Iowa’s Ankeny Community School District.

Part II: How to handle a book challenge after it happens
Featuring Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Part III: How to Bring Attention to the Issue of Banned Books
Scott DiMarco, Director of the North Hall Library at Mansfield University.

A Q&A moderated by Vicky Baker, deputy editor of the London-based Index on Censorship magazine, is also included on the video.

Webinar Webpage

The video recording is available on YouTube and also embedded below.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.