Loida Garcia-Febo on the Freedom to Read

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Date(s) - Mar 8 2024
11:00 am


March 8, 11am est

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This presentation will address real library anxieties of book banning. We will learn from national and international examples from libraries that effectively managed the uncertainty of self and imposed censorship with practical policies. Library workers attending will leave with renewed support and skills to ensure free access to information and freedom of expression of our patrons.

loida garcia-feboLoida Garcia-Febo is a Puerto Rican American librarian and International Library Consultant expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. President of the American Library Association 2018-2019. Garcia-Febo is worldwide known for her passion about diversity, communities, sustainability, innovation and digital transformation, library workers, library advocacy, wellness, and new librarians about which she has taught in 45 countries. In her job, she helps libraries, companies and organizations strategize programs and services related to these topics and many others. Garcia-Febo is the first Health and Wellness Ambassador for San Jose State University’s School of Information. Garcia-Febo has a Bachelors in Business Education, Masters in Library and Information Sciences. Born, raised, educated in Puerto Rico.