Date: September 8, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
The NMSU Library will join libraries nationwide in the celebration of Banned Books Week from September 25 through October 2. For 28 years, Banned Books Week has been both a celebration of intellectual freedom and a campaign to raise awareness about continuing attempts at censorship.
The Library will celebrate Banned Books Week by holding a Read Out on Wednesday, September 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the courtyard of Zuhl Library. A Read Out is an event where community members gather to read passages from banned or challenged books. This year’s readers include NMSU Provost Wendy K. Wilkins, Carrie Hamblen from KRWG, Tom Smith and a group of students from the NMSU Theatre Arts Department and Library Dean Elizabeth Titus.
The Read Out will expand beyond banned or challenged books with presentations on information censorship, including a presentation from Mary Lamonica from NMSU’s Journalism and Mass Communications Department, a presentation on the suppression of information in Ciudad Juárez by librarian Molly Molloy and a presentation on the closure of Environmental Protection Agency libraries by librarian Dorothy Ormes.
Information on banned or challenged books will be available in both Zuhl and Branson libraries during the week, as well as displays of banned or challenged books available for check-out.
For more information, contact event organizer Ingrid Schneider at (575) 646-4707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.