In partnership with Mount Saint Mary College, Dutchess, Orange/Ulster, Sullivan, and Ulster School Library Systems, a Banned Books Symposium will be taking place on March 10, 2018 on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. This half-day conference will feature presentations in all capacities of banned and challenged books as well as Jay Asher, author of 13 Reasons Why, as the keynote speaker. If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please use the guidelines below to send in your submission. Sessions will be formatted in 45-minute blocks and may be made here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NNCFKYT.
Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to the following:
K-12 classroom teacher or school librarian experience with a book challenge
Using challenged/banned books in the classroom
Policies and procedures when a book is challenged
Personal experiences with books being challenged/banned
Programs surrounding banned books
Other relevant topics
We look forward to your proposals!
Note: Presentation proposals accepted until October 13, 2017. Accepted proposals will receive notification by November 20, 2017. Questions regarding the proposals may be directed towards Jen Park at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY