[Libs-Or] Fwd: [glbtrt-l] Volunteer for the Banned Books Readout Booth

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 15:02:30 PDT 2016

If you are going to ALA you might want to volunteer.
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From: "Peter Coyl" <peterdcoyl at gmail.com>
Date: Jun 15, 2016 7:49 AM
Subject: [glbtrt-l] Volunteer for the Banned Books Readout Booth
To: "GLBTRT LIST" <glbtrt-l at lists.ala.org>

Please see the note below from the Office of Intellectual Freedom on who
you can volunteer to help at the Banned Books Readout Booth.  They have
partnered with us to also have the ReadOUT for Orlando as well.

Peter C.

This year's Banned Books Week will celebrate diverse literature that has
been banned or challenged over time. We are looking for volunteers who can
work in the Banned Books Readout Booth <http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=6643>
to attract conference attendees to participate and support banned books by
reading their favorite passage from one of the many books we will have
onsite or from an Overdrive tablet that will be programmed with a library
of titles.

OIF is coordinating with the GLBT-RT and allies in support of the Orlando
gay community and with all who are feeling this devastating loss. We want
to stand together and raise our voices in solidarity with stories and
perspectives that are often shut down, censored, and attacked. “In defiance
of fear, ignorance and intolerance, the library community will continue its
profound commitment to transforming communities by lending its support.” –
Sari Feldman, ALA President.

*If you are interested and would like to support the Banned Books Readout
Booth for an hour, respond to Kristin (kpekoll at ala.org <kpekoll at ala.org>).
She will email you a google document with the volunteer schedule to add
your name and email as your schedule allows. *

Volunteer responsibilities:

-        Meet and greet potential participants and encourage them to

-        Assist participants with finding their chosen banned book

-        Making sure all participants sign recording waiver

o   Children need to have approval from parent or guardian who need to be

-        When readings are complete, provide all participants with a BBW
ribbon & handout

-        Help participants write their favorite diverse author or book
title on our poster wall

 *Please note that all volunteers will be trained onsite. *Hope to see you

For those interested in READING: Pre-conference RSVP to secure your spot:



Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director

Office for Intellectual Freedom <http://www.ala.org/oif>

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