Understanding and Embracing Collection Development Policies and Procedures

In 2022, the American Library Association recorded 1,269 demands to censor books, the highest number of attempted bans since tracking began more than 20 years ago. Unfortunately, children’s materials highlighting marginalized groups rank high among these attempts. Be prepared: learn the importance of your library’s collection development policies and procedures, what they should ideally feature, and how to leverage them to keep your library relevant to your customers.

This webinar is offered by the ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee exclusively to ALSC members as a benefit of their membership. 

Presenters: Ashley Martin, Galena Digital Branch Leader for the Floyd County Library; Caitlin Tormey, Librarian at the Central Library of the Sacramento Public Library System; Maria Trivisonno, Family Engagement Specialist at Cuyahoga County Public Library

This webinar was recorded live on Monday, September 11, 2023.