Event Calendar

Monday, November 6, 2023

IFP A Clear and Present Tension: Intellectual Freedom and Safe Spaces

Start Date: 11/6/2023 10:00 AM EST
End Date: 11/6/2023 12:00 PM EST

Venue Name: FCPL Urbana Branch

9020 Amelung Street
Frederick, MD  United States  21704

Organization Name: Maryland Library Association

Andrea Boothby Rice
Email: aboothbyrice2@washcoll.edu
Phone: (410) 887-4444

In a time of growing social tension, the question of libraries as neutral entities is under wide scrutiny. Can libraries remain safe spaces for the entire community and still be a place where all viewpoints are welcome? In this panel discussion, three frontline staff members from Maryland public libraries will discuss their experiences balancing intellectual freedom and libraries as safe spaces