May 19, 2022

Now Available: 2018 Annual Report on Challenges to Intellectual Freedom in Oregon Libraries

From an Item in “Letter to Libraries Online” (State Library of Oregon):


The 2018 Annual Report on intellectual freedom challenges in Oregon libraries is now available on the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC) website.

The OIFC collects reports about formal challenges to intellectual freedom from all types of Oregon libraries. The information is reported to OIFC by Oregon libraries on a voluntarily basis. This year however, there is an significant change in the types of challenges that are being collected by the OIFC.

In the past, the OIFC was focused on collecting challenges to library materials only. Now libraries are encouraged to also report challenges to library services, privacy, internet and computer access, and hate crimes. This past year there were 24 challenges at 13 libraries in Oregon, one of which was a library service challenge.

Direct to Full Text Report
8 pages; PDF.

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