Children’s roles in activism and our society overall are unique, and libraries can help children learn and grow in this area while also correcting some of the power imbalances children experience due to their young age. Children deserve equal access to high-quality materials, and we have a responsibility not to push for “both sides” if one side is inherently harmful or inaccurate. Librarians also have a responsibility to consistently educate themselves on these issues in order to be the best possible advocates for the children they serve. Join your colleagues for a highly interactive panel discussion on this timely topic!
Cassie Runkel-Mechler, Stafford Branch, Ocean County Library System
Cynthia Becker, Newark Public Library
Nicole Cooke, School of Information Sciences at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Anna Coats, Livingston Public Library
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm