Intellectual Freedom

Video presentation to The Whole Community Library with Mark Smith

In a time of intense political polarization, library staff in every state are facing an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books. Many great resources exist to help library staff including the Unite Against Book Bans toolkit. The Tocker Foundation is pleased to offer one more with this video presentation from the authoritative voice of Mark Smith, retired director of the Texas State Library. Learn the basics of how to prepare for and respond to book challenges and reaffirm your commitment to making your library a Whole Community Library.

Our sincere thanks to Mark for his time and his tireless commitment to libraries.