[Libs-Or] Banned Books Week planning resources

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Sep 2 15:08:07 PDT 2011

Banned Books Week
September 24th-October 1, 2011

Here are some resources that may be helpful in planning and promoting your local Banned Books Week activities:

Lists of books challenged:

*         2011 Annual Report on challenges to library material in Oregon: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/OIFC/OIFCannualReport2011.pdf

*         Title Index to Challenges, a compilations of titles challenged in Oregon from 1988 to June 2011: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/OIFC/OIFCtitleIndex2011.pdf

*         The Top 10 Titles Challenged in 2010 in the USA: http://tiny.cc/43uz8

Promotional items:

*         Purchase posters, bookmarks, and buttons from ALA: http://tiny.cc/m7ddp

Plan activities, events, and lessons:

*         Display ideas, activity ideas, lesson plans, and general resources on Banned Books Week: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/intellectual.shtml#Banned_Books_Week_Planning_Resources

*         American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. Banned Books Week Handbook http://www.abffe.org/banned2007.htm

*         Attend the FREE webinar: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/oifprograms/webinars/index.cfm

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read at Your School, Public, and Academic Library

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
1:00-2:00 p.m. Central
Cost: FREE

During Banned Books Week (September 25 through October 2, 2011), hundreds of libraries across the country draw attention to the harmful effects of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events celebrating the importance of the freedom to read.  Is you library interested in celebrating Banned Books Week? Would you like to get tips and ideas on how to celebrate in your library? Please join us for a free, hour-long webinar on Tuesday, September 13, at 1:00 PM Central for more information on how to celebrate the freedom to read @ your school, public, and academic library.  All attendees will receive a special discount code to purchase Banned Books Week materials through the ALA Store.

Mindy Null, Librarian, Downers Grove South High School; Patty McCarthy, Development Director, Iowa City Public Library; and Julia Glynn Warga, Social Sciences Librarian at Kenyon College and Chair-Elect of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table will discuss how their libraries celebrate their freedom to read.  Nanette Perez, Program Officer for the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom will moderate.

To register, please send an email to Angela Maycock (amaycock at ala.org<mailto:amaycock at ala.org>) with your name and institution address.
More information:

*         American Library Association. Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read. http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm

*         Banned Books Week website http://bannedbooksweek.org/

*         Banned Books Week Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/bannedbooksweek

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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