[OLA-IF-News] 2020 Annual Report on Challenges is now available
tamara.ottum at state.or.us
Wed Sep 2 09:08:16 PDT 2020
The 2020 Annual Report on Challenges to Intellectual Freedom in Oregon Libraries & Schools<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/ld.php?content_id=56483445> is now available.
The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/oifc> (OIFC) collects reports about challenges to intellectual freedom in all types of Oregon libraries and schools. Entities report the information to OIFC on a voluntary basis. Intellectual freedom issues include, but are not limited to: materials challenges, internet filters, patron privacy and confidential records, hate crimes, and services (public meeting room use, exhibits, programs, etc.).
This past year there were 25 challenges at 17 entities in Oregon, of which two were hate crimes and two were library service challenges. Read the report for details.
I encourage you to incorporate the titles of the challenged materials in your Banned Books Week<https://bannedbooksweek.org/> activities. Many people may not realize that book banning is not a thing from the past, or that attempts to ban books are made every year right here in Oregon.
Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse Coordinator
State Library of Oregon | Library Support & Development Services
tamara.ottum at state.or.us<mailto:tamara.ottum at state.or.us> | 503-378-6506<tel:%20(503)%20378-6506> | www.oregon.gov/library<http://www.oregon.gov/library>
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