EVENT - We Are Not Neutral: a Conversation on Book Bans and Library Values

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We Are Not Neutral: a Conversation on Book Bans and Library Values

Tuesday, April 5th | 3pm - 4pm

ZOOM LINK: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/93322312134 (Passcode: 866467) 

Join WSU Vancouver Library on Tuesday, April 5th from 3pm – 4pm, join us for “We Are Not Neutral: A Conversation on Book Bans and Library Values.” This is the final installment of the library’s event series, “Our Communities: Actions Towards Justice.” We’ll be joined by Jamie Bair and Maggie Novario, librarians at Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries, in a conversation about intellectual freedom as social justice, book banning, and the misconceptions of library neutrality. 

If you have a disability that requires special materials, services or assistance, please complete the online accommodation request form as soon as possible to help us better understand your specific needs. If you have additional questions, contact the Access Center at 360-546-9739 or van.access.center@wsu.edu.

Jamie Bair received their MLS from the University of Arizona. They have worked in public libraries since 2009. In their current role at FVRL, they develop and lead programs for the public on making things, usually out of things they find in their recycling bin. Neil Gaiman once tweeted about one of Jamie's programs. 

Maggie Novario is a Senior Public Services Librarian at Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries where she focuses on serving youth and their families. She holds a MLIS from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Maggie is working on killing the grass in her yard to grow more food. She once had her picture in the National Enquirer.

This is the final event for the WSU Vancouver Library’s event series, “Our Communities: Actions Towards Justice.” Join us throughout the year as we hear from those taking action towards justice for our local and intercultural communities. For information about past and future events, visit: https://bit.ly/OurCommunitiesEvents

Flyer for event series.