ALA Releases List of Top 10 Challenged Books of 2016

From the American Library Association   Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 Out of 323 challenges reported to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 are 1. This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki This young adult graphic novel, winner of both a Printz […]

CFLA FCAB 2016 Resources and Policy Challenges Survey

From CFLA FCAB 2016 Annual Challenges Survey: Preliminary Report 2016 Resources and Policy Challenges Survey Jan 17, 2017 Did your library deal with a book, Internet, or other access challenge in 2016? Dear Library Colleagues, Did your library experience any challenges to materials, resources, services, or policies in 2016? Challenges include disputes about Internet access, meeting […]

FOE Committee Drafts Letter to Newfoundland and Labrador Premier

The Issues Group within the BPC’s Freedom of Expression Committee drafted the following letter in reaction to the proposed increase of sales tax on books and the planned closure of libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador. The letter was sent to Premier Ball, as well as provincial cabinet ministers Cathy Bennett, Dale Kirby and Christopher Mitchelmore. […]

Canadian Library Association Releases 2014 Survey of Challenges to Resources and Policies in Canadian Libraries: Guaranteeing Library Access to “All” Expression?

>>From the Canadian Library Association Canadian Library Association Releases 2014 Survey of Challenges to Resources and Policies in Canadian Libraries: Guaranteeing Library Access to “All” Expression? The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its ninth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2014. Nazi occultism in […]

American Library Association releases State of America’s Libraries Report 2015

>>See the full report. In 2014, the Office for Intellectual Freedom received 311 reports regarding attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves. Eighty percent of the 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books reflect diverse authors and cultural content. The 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books include: […]

CLA releases results of eighth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies

>>From the Canadian Library Association (Ottawa, September 15, 2014) – The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its eighth annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2013. Most Canadians don’t give censorship in libraries a second thought, however a small strata of society would like to dictate […]

New type of book challenge reported in Canadian libraries

OTTAWA — The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has released the results of its annual survey of challenges to library resources and policies in Canada for 2011. For the first time in six years of the survey, an entire genre of resources – graphic novels – was challenged for removal from a library’s […]