Monday, September 11, 2017

CFP: Banned Book Symposium (Newburgh, NY - March 10th, 2018)

CFP: Banned Book Symposium (Newburgh, NY - March 10th, 2018)

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. 

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
  • Dealing with controversial books in the classroom
  • Other relevant topics

Note: Presentation proposals accepted until October 13, 2017.  Accepted proposals will receive notification by November 20, 2017.

Jen Park
Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services
Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center
Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY 12550