Sep 19, 2018 Keeping all books freely accessible
Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to read a passage from any book or play that has been banned or challenged at one time. Learn what the top 10 banned books were for 2017 from the American Library Association, Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to read a passage from any book or play that has been banned or challenged at one time. The Banned Books Open Reading will feature Allyson Mower, associate librarian and head of Scholarly Communication & Copyright at the University of Utah Marriott Library, on “How the Act of Reading Changes Lives.”
Interviews: Heidi Brett, marketing & PR director of the Marriott Library, and Allyson Mower, associate librarian & head of Scholarly Communication & Copyright at the Marriott Library, will be available for interviews between 11 a.m-1 p.m. at the event.
What: Banned Books Open Reading: In celebration of intellectual freedom and Banned Books Week
Why: To demonstrate the importance of intellectual freedom in a free and open society.
When: Thursday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, east entrance lobby, Level 3, 295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Directions:http://www.lib.utah.edu/info/directions.php
What else: Free speech – what it means in our society, what it looks like exactly, and who is entitled to it – is a topic of hot debate. Intellectual freedom, including the right to access books and other media without censorship, is of equal importance.