[kids-lib] Monday, July 27th Report intellectual freedom challenges to State Library by 7/31

Greta Bergquist greta.bergquist at state.or.us
Mon Jul 27 14:02:41 PDT 2020

Hello everyone,

Hope you are staying cool wherever you are, it's been a record breaking heat wave here in Salem!

I wanted to make sure you saw the below note from my colleague Tamara Ottum. Please use the link in the email below to report any intellectual freedom challenges you may have had at your library from last year (starting July 1, 2019) to June 30, 2020. If you have a thought that something MAY be a challenge but aren't sure, please report it or reach out to Tamara. This data gets rolled up to the national ALA data so it's pretty important!

I'll hold office hours again tomorrow, the link to join is on the youth services page<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/coronavirus/youthsvcs> of the COVID-19 resource guide.

Have a great week!



Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
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From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at omls.oregon.gov] On Behalf Of Tamara Ottum via Libs-Or
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 8:24 AM
To: libs-or at omls.oregon.gov
Subject: [Libs-Or] Reminder: Report intellectual freedom challenges to State Library by 7/31

Reminder - please report by Friday. Thanks!

From: Tamara Ottum
Sent: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:19 AM
To: 'libs-or at omls.oregon.gov' <libs-or at omls.oregon.gov<mailto:libs-or at omls.oregon.gov>>
Subject: Report intellectual freedom challenges to State Library by 7/31

Have there been any challenges to intellectual freedom at your library this past year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)? If so, please report<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/oifc/report> them by July 31st.

Challenges may include any of the following:

  *   Materials challenge (books, movies, music, magazines, digital content)
  *   Internet-related challenge (filtering issues, access to computers, use policies)
  *   Library service (meeting rooms, programs, authors visits, exhibits, displays, hold shelf practices)
  *   Patron privacy or confidentiality (personally identifiable information, circulation records)
  *   Hate crime (defacement of library property to target a specific group; use of swastikas or other symbols of intimidation, harassment, or assault on library property)
  *   Other (student publications or performances, access to libraries or library cards, social media, artwork, "First Amendment Audit")

Unsure about whether something rises to the level of being worth reporting? Report it anyway. The more information we have, the better picture we can paint about the intellectual freedom landscape in Oregon.

Questions? Please contact me!

Tamara Ottum
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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