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Wendy Wright

Senior Fellow
Smithers Public Library

Wendy Wright is the Director of the Smithers Public Library on the unceded territory of the Witsuwit’en Nation in northwestern British Columbia. She has had more than 30 years of experience in bookstores, publishing, and libraries in both major Canadian cities and rural communities.

She is immediate past chair of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ (CFLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee, has chaired and co-chaired the British Columbia Library Association’s (BCLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee, and is a past BCLA Board member.  

Wendy is a lifelong advocate for intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. She has provided intellectual freedom webinars and advice to public library boards and staff and raised public awareness of censorship through events and the media. Her current focus is on the intersection of the intellectual freedom rights of children and youth with parental rights and responsibilities.