Defending the Freedom to Read by Reporting Challenges

BBW_A4_r2_LoResLast week, the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom offered “Defend the Freedom to Read: Reporting Challenges,” a free webinar presented by OIF Assistant Director Angela Maycock. The webinar is now available online.

ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom tracks library challenges around the country, and last year saw an increase in reports, in large part because of OIF’s ongoing campaign to encourage librarians to inform ALA about challenges. This webinar carries on the campaign, informing librarians about the reasons books are challenged, why ALA documents the challenges, and how ALA can assist when books are challenged.

For more on the webinar, visit OIF’s blog and view the webcast here. Like ALA, CBLDF always stands ready to help, so if you need assistance with a First Amendment emergency, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-99-CBLDF!

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