Forbidden Fruit: The censorship of literature & information for young people

Venue: Floral Hall

Location: Southport, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 11, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 07, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jul 04, 2008
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This two-day conference offers an opportunity for practitioners from libraries, information services and education, researchers from a range of disciples, publishers, authors and policymakers from all sectors interested in to meet, network and share experiences. The conference will focus on the censorship of print, electronic and other literary and information resources for young people.

Suggested themes include:
Young people, the Internet and censorship
Access to citizenship, health and other information for young people
Pressure groups and censorship
The role of information literacy
Publishers and censorship
Media literacy
Authors for young people and censorship
Media reaction to censorship
Graphic novels and manga and ‘crossover’ novels
Library selection policies
The history of censorship