News You Can Use Session
During a lecture titled “Truman and Israel” at the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library last spring, Director of Public Programming Steve Woolfolk was arrested and injured by off-duty police when he intervened with the arrest of an audience member, who was asking the speaker a question. The incident made headlines in September as both patron and director still faced charges. Woolfolk and Crosby Kemper III, executive director of the library, will discuss private security entanglements and a library’s role in fostering difficult conversations.
Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of the complexities of civic engagement and tips on how to prepare for heated public programs.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Interests: Ethics, Intellectual Freedom, Privacy
Library Type: Other
Co Sponsors: FTRF
Cost: Included with full conference registration.