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Free Webinar – Calm, (Legally) Cool and Collected – Tactics for Libraries Facing Book Challenges and Collection-based Protests

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Place: Online at
Presenters: Stephanie ‘Cole’ Adams

Using applicable library ethics and law as a foundation, this practical and action-oriented session will work through the roles, responsibilities, and possible tactics of every person working at and supporting a library when a community needs to weather a content challenge, protest, and/or obscenity charges based on materials in their collection.

90 minutes, 30 of which are reserved for participant questions.

Attendees will receive a summary chart and template response plan to help a library facing a challenge assess and organize the possible response roles, responsibilities, and tactics to use for response.

We invite you to submit a question for Cole – there will be a place to do that during the registration process. The deadline to submit questions is November 24th.

WNYLRC piloted the “Ask the Lawyer” program and this session was inspired by a question sent into the service. This session is sponsored by the Empire State Library Network. If you have any questions, contact Caitlin Kenney ( or Sheryl Knab (

Free to ESLN Members (MVLS libraries, select CDLC as your ESLN Council). Registration is required.

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