Training Frontline Staff to Deal with Book Challenges Effectively

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. 

In this webinar, members of the ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee will discuss ways to ensure your frontline staff is ready to meet a challenge, and you will learn training tips to prepare your team when a challenge arises.

This webinar is intended to follow the "Understanding and Embracing Collection Development Policies and Procedures" presented by ALSC's Intellectual Freedom Committee. 

This webinar was recorded live on Monday, September 18, 2023.

Presenters: Chelsea Arnold, Library Director at Bloomfield Public Library; Megan Jackson, Youth Librarian at the St. Louis County Library