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Lisa Giunta to Participate in NYLA Panel Discussion

October 19, 2016 Posted in: RPR&C In The Media, Press Releases

On November 4, 2016, Lisa Giunta will be speaking on a panel at the New York Library Association’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs, New York concerning “Unpopular Culture: Conformity, Censorship, and Controversy”. The panel discussion will include questions such as: should librarians always ensure collections represent the array of ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities that exist? How far is too far when it comes to depictions of violence and graphic sex in pop culture materials? How can we best serve the needs of a wide variety of patrons while simultaneously providing unencumbered access? What exactly is censorship? How can libraries prepare for possible challenges from patrons who may be uncomfortable with provocative pop culture purchases?