Politics, civics, and social justice are increasingly at the forefront of our informational landscape, but library professionals may avoid offering such programming due to fear that they are ill-equipped to handle tough questions and potential conflict. If you want to grow your political programming muscles, join us and learn how to bring these types of conversations into your libraries. Presenters will discuss what sparked their ideas and how they brought these programs to life. Overcoming challenges in planning, execution, criticisms and/or pushback from administration and community members will also be discussed.
Must register to participate in this live, online event. It will take place on Zoom, and you will receive a link to participate by email one day prior to the event.
This program will be recorded for possible sharing on our social media channels later.
Amy Koester, Learning Experiences Manager at Skokie Public Library
Courtney Tedrick, Community Engagement Department Head at Wheaton Public Library
Stephen Jackson, Teen Services Manager at Oak Park Public Library