What is a banned or challenged book? Professor April Kendra of the English department joins Library, Museums and Press staff members Kathy Cephas, Amanda McCollom, and host Rich Campbell on this week’s “Campus Voices” to discuss this and other related topics ahead of the “Banned Book Read-Out” on campus next week. During the Read-Out, university community members will have the opportunity to read excerpts from a banned or challenged book.
About Our Guests
- April Kendra is an assistant professor of English at the University of Delaware, where she teaches American literature and Women and Gender Studies. She is also the faculty sponsor of the Mu Rho chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society. She previously was interviewed for the Oct. 29, 2015, Campus Voices episode “Vampire Culture: Eternal Themes.”
- Kathy Cephas is a Library Assistant in the Film & Video Collection, where she schedules showings and materials for faculty as well as helping students, faculty and staff with the vast DVD, VHS and video game collection.
- Amanda McCollom, Librarian in the Student Multimedia Design Center, is coordinator of the Multimedia Literacy program and assists faculty with multimedia assignment creation and teaches multimedia workshops.
- WVUD’s Rich Campbell also works as a Technology Support Specialist in the Student Multimedia Design Center, assisting students, faculty and staff with multimedia equipment, software and the microforms collection.
- Banned Books Read-Out on campus Sept. 26, 2018
- Banned Books Week
- American Library Association’s page on Banned and Challenged Books
- English Department
- Library’s Film & Video Collection
- Student Multimedia Design Center
- Sigma Tau Delta