[AL-Directors] Reminder: Did anyone ask to remove an item from your library’s collection last year?

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Jul 13 08:18:52 PDT 2015


There is one week left to submit your challenge reports.

From: Katie Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:02 AM
To: (pl-directors at listsmart.osl.state.or.us); (al-directors at listsmart.osl.state.or.us); tl-directors at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: With form: Did anyone ask to remove an item from your library’s collection last year?

Dear Public, Academic, and Tribal Library Directors,

Did anyone ask to remove an item from your library’s collection last year (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015)?

If not, please delete this email. No action necessary.

If so, but staff addressed the person’s concerns and resolved the issue verbally so it never went through your library’s reconsideration process… please delete this email. No action necessary.

If so, and the request went through your library’s reconsideration process and an official decision to retain, relocate, reclassify, restrict, or remove the item was made… please fill out the attached form and submit it to the State Library by July 20, 2015. Please fill out a separate form for each challenged item.

Questions? Contact me at katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us> or 503-378-2528

Reports may be submitted to Ferol Weyand via:

·         Email at ferol.weyand at state.or.us<mailto:ferol.weyand at state.or.us>

·         Fax at 503-378-6439

·         Regular mail at Oregon State Library, Attn: OIFC, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301



Why does the State Library need information about challenges at libraries?

·         To compile the Annual Report on Challenges to Library Material in Oregon<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/intellectual.aspx#Annual_Reports_on_Challenges_in_Oregon>, which presents a landscape of censorship in our state.

·         To update the Title Index of Challenges<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/youthsvcs/OIFC/OIFCtitleIndex2014.pdf> in Oregon which teachers, librarians, and booksellers in Oregon use for Banned Books Week<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/intellectual.aspx#Banned_Books_Week_Planning_Resources> displays, activities, discussions, and events.

·         To connect librarians currently dealing with a challenge with a librarian who has actually dealt with a similar challenging to provide support and advice—only with permission from both librarians.

·         To aid State Library staff in providing consulting services related to challenges to library material.

Will my name, library name, or city name be published?

·         No identifying information will be published. The State Library stopped publishing identifying information in the Annual Report and Title Index of Challenges in 2010.

We already submit this information to ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom. Do we have to fill out another form?

·         No! The State Library uses the exact same form as ALA so just fill it out once and send a copy to ALA and another copy to the State Library.

·         The State Library submits the Annual Report on Challenges to Library Material in Oregon every year so ALA gets the information that way too.

For more information about the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse visit our website (http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/intellectual.shtml) or contact me.



Thank you,
Katie Anderson

PS: This email will also be sent on the libs-or listserv, but it will ask staff to work with their library director to fill out and submit the form.


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Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
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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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