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Registration is OPEN for the Southeast Chapter Annual Workshop/Business Meeting

November 29, 2022
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Dear Pennsylvania Library Association members,

Registration is open for the 2022 Southeast (SEPLA) Chapter’s Annual Business Meeting and Workshop. This event will be held in-person at the Upper Dublin Public Library on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 9:00am until 2:00 pm.

Investment: $25 Member | $35 Non-member

Register now at:
https://www.palibraries.org/event/2022SEPLA_BIZ_WS
Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Workshop Details:

  • Presentation #1: “Intellectual Freedom:  Lessons Learned from Collections and Meeting Room Controversies”

    Learn how to handle library collection and meeting room conflicts with grace and confidence. Cathi Alloway will share her experiences and recommendations from thirty years of  library administration, managing book, music and meeting room controversies from white supremecist activity to drag queen storytimes.
    Bio:  Cathi Alloway (AMLS, University of Michigan) recently retired as Director of Schlow Centre Region Library in State College, PA, after fifty years of library experience in three states. A Past President of the Pennsylvania Library Association, she currently serves as a library and non-profit consultant with Library Strategies and other partners.
  • Presentation #2: Intellectual Freedom Knowledge & Resources

    How librarians, and library supporters can protect access to information and support the First Amendment while still maintaining the library’s identity as a welcoming and inclusive space that is an anti-racist, anti-homophobic, and social justice-based organization.

    Bio: Sophia Sotilleo is currently serving as the Dean of the Library at Bowie State University in Maryland. She is also the Vice President of the Freedom To Read Foundation. She is a seasoned academic librarian with experience and strengths in collaborative grant writing, library programs, project management, and assessment.

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This message has been sent on behalf of Michael Celec, Vice-Chair, Southeast Chapter, Pennsylvania Library Association

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This project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

*****************************************Support is also provided by the College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association https://crdpala.org/

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