The Backlash was Inevitable, But it Means We’re Winning

Announcing Three more sessions with Maureen Corrigan, Lorena and Roberto Germán, and Andrew Aydin. 

We're excited to announce three more sessions for the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference, with discussions from Maureen Corrigan, Lorena and Roberto Germán, and Andrew Aydin. 

You might notice we don’t have many librarians or library workers presenting at our conference. Instead of offering an open call for sessions, we hand-selected each presenter to ensure you get the absolute best!


This fully virtual conference will train library workers, supporters, and advocacy groups to build support for local library funding.


That’s because we want to ensure you will learn something new and unique from people you might never have heard from before. We also want to bring expertise and opinion from outside of librarianship to help infuse our industry with new ideas, strategies, and tactics for rebuilding support for library funding. At the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference, you'll be sure to hear presenters that you've never heard before from some of the largest campaigns, advocacy, and fundraising organizations. 

Not only will you get access to over 40 brand-new sessions, but you'll also get access to all of the sessions from our 2020 conference and our 2022 conference!

Each session is pre-recorded so that you can watch it at any time throughout the three days of the conference. It doesn't matter what time zone you're in or when you want to attend! Just pick and choose the sessions that interest you most and watch them at any time!


It doesn't matter what your time zone is; you can watch any session anytime!


The Politics of Reviewing in An Age of Book Banning with Maureen Corrigan

A look back at some key moments in attempts to ban or disappear books in America and how the current wave of book banning makes book reviewing more vexed and urgent. LEARN MORE

Reading for Justice: Literature as a Tool for Antiracism with Lorena and Roberto Germán

Join us for an engaging and transformative session where we explore the power of literature in fostering antiracism. LEARN MORE

The Backlash was Inevitable, But it Means We’re Winning with Andrew Aydin

National Book Award-winning author Andrew Aydin discusses the progress, context, and history of modern activism through his work with America’s libraries and how history is a guide for overcoming the present-day backlash. LEARN MORE