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PSLA Election and Meet the Candidate Reminders

Greetings PSLA members!

Two quick reminders:

 We invite you to learn about the candidates at an online event on February 20th. Register for Meet the Candidates here: 

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One Book, One Association

Be a part of something great!

Join the PSLA One Book, One Association book club.  

Every participant will receive a FREE copy of Our Story Begins.  We will read heartwarming stories written by children's and YA authors as we reflect on our journeys to becoming Pennsylvania school librarians.  

 All participants will receive a free copy of the book and up to 8 Act 48 hours for participating.  There will be three virtual meetings and one an in-person meetup at the 2023 conference in Harrisburg, but you don't have to go to conference to be a part of this amazing book club.

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Resisting Book Bans: A Crash Course to Defend Intellectual Freedom

These last few years have been challenging for us with community groups, politicians, and even our neighbors  asking about our curriculum, collections, and book selections. To help address these challenges we are pleased to announce our upcoming professional development online course on resisting book bans presented by Library Journal / School Library Journal Professional Development. This 2-hour course will focus on proactive preparation to ensure you can react and respond appropriately.

Resisting Book Bans: A Crash Course to Defend Intellectual Freedom
Thursday, March 2, 2023, 2pm – 4pm EST

You will learn:

  • tangible ways to handle censorship,
  • tips for finding allies and building coalitions,
  • tactics for school board meetings, and
  • strategies to ensure your library policies are up to date, and
  • how to appropriately defend intellectual freedom.

We’ll discuss best practices for engaging and educating stakeholders in your organization to ensure everyone is equipped with appropriate responses and prepared when challenges arise. This is a professional development course that you don't want to miss!

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