February 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom Wants to Know About Your State’s Challenged Books

ALA picThe American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) wants to hear about book challenges in your state or region. The OIF is currently finalizing its database on 2014 book challenges around the United States, and “even if you think we probably already know about it, send it to us anyways,” says Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of OIF, in an email.

Pekoll goes on to write:

“Challenges reported to ALA by individuals are kept confidential, and we will cross-check your report with existing entries in the database to avoid duplications.”

There are a variety of ways to report challenges and support OIF’s data compiling, including:

The final deadline for reporting 2014 challenges to OIF is Friday, February 27.

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Carolyn Sun was a news editor at School Library Journal. Find her on Twitter @CarolynSSun.

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