Kristin Pekoll

American Library Association

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American Library Association

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Kristin Pekoll is Assistant Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). She is dedicated to promoting the right to read and providing education about intellectual freedom and the First Amendment. She is the author of "Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library" published by ALA Editions in 2019. Kristin shines a light on current book challenges in libraries and schools and advocates for access to information through blogs, social media and presentations. As a former public librarian, she is most passionate about supporting teachers and librarians on the front lines.

Now in Chicago, when she’s not advocating for access to information and the freedom to read through blogs, newsletters, social media and webinars, Kristin is watching her beloved Green Bay Packers, putting together jigsaw puzzles or playing with her two rowdy kids.