Report From San Diego Comic-Con: “Post-Pandemic Censorship: Libraries and the Challenges They Face”
From The Beat:
Book bans and legislative control of reading materials are a very real thing. Whether it’s a blue state or a red state, agitators have mounted challenges to libraries across the nation to remove books that provide inclusive content to the public. “Libraries and the Challenges They Face,” the first panel at the San Diego Public Library’s Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians, addressed this issue. Betsy Gomez (ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom) moderated a panel of experts that included Mychael Threets (supervising librarian, Solano County Library), Moni Barrette (president, GNCRT; co-founder, Creators Assemble!), Jack Phoenix (collection development manager, Cuyahoga Falls Library; author, Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library), and Francisco Soto (doctoral student; Drag Queen Storytime).
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.