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Keep Calm and Read On: Supporting Each Other in the Face of Challenges.
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Wednesday, May 24
Keynote Speaker Emily Drabinski is Critical Pedagogy Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She publishes and presents widely on topics related to knowledge organization, information literacy, and critical perspectives in librarianship. Drabinski edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. She is a contributing writer at Truthout. She will serve as president of the American Library Association in 2023-24.
Thursday, May 25
Keynote Speaker Deborah Caldwell-Stone is the Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. She is a former appellate litigator who works closely with librarians, trustees, and educators on a wide range of intellectual freedom issues. She advises ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and its Privacy Subcommittee on law and policy concerns and has served on the faculty of the ALA-sponsored Lawyers for Libraries and Law for Librarians workshops. She is a contributor to the 9th edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual and teaches the ALA Editions’ e-course, “Privacy, Libraries, Patrons, and the Law.”