K-12 Up For the Challenge

A roundtable discussion on censorship and how to respond when someone challenges a library resource. We will discuss what censorship is, what it looks like, and how we respond to it. Workshop will be presented in an online meeting format with a moderated discussion.

Target Audience

All Grades K-12


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • Richard Beaudry

    Richard Beaudry is an Information Specialist and Librarian. He has worked as a teacher-librarian in K-12 schools and taught classes in the diploma program in Teacher-Librarianship at the University of British Columbia and in the Masters of Librarianship program at the University of Alberta. Richard is an ALA Certified Librarian and a Fellow of the Library Association of Ireland. Richard is particularly known for his activities to promote human rights and freedom of information, particularly as they relate to the censorship of materials in school libraries. Richard was the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Library Association Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada. Richard chairs the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) Intellectual Freedom Committee, representing Canadian School Libraries. He is a board member for Canadian School Libraries (CSL). He is part of a working group on Intellectual Freedom at the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University.

  • Leigh Husieff

    Leigh Husieff has been a teacher-librarian in Surrey since 2005. She is currently an instructor in the teacher-librarian diploma program at the University of British Columbia and at Queen's University. Leigh holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies from UBC. She is a recipient of the distinguished teacher-librarian award from the Surrey chapter of the BCTLA (2018) and the Presidents Award from the BCTLA (2019) for her work on library supported inquiry.