Thursday 9th May, 2013
9:00am to 10:15am
The publicity surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey brought new attention to the topic, but public libraries have always faced complex questions about erotica and sexual content in their collections. What are the boundaries of the categories and labels we use? How do we gauge community standards and the changing views of our customers? How do we balance intellectual freedom and customers’ objections? How can we provide good reader’s advisory service to customers who specifically look for – or wish to avoid – erotic content? Hear from a library director, a selection librarian, and a reader’s advisory librarian about these and other questions, and ask ones of your own during the discussion.
Selection Librarian, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System
Selection Librarian, National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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