Friday, March 02, 2007

Canadian Challenges 2006

Freedom to Read Poster 1995

Take the "Banned Book Challenge."

Dr. Toni Samek has created and teaches a course on Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibilities at the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta and is also the convenor of the CLA Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee. She has developed a web-based challenges form that received a very good response for 2006. From the responses, they have put together a list of some of the 2006 challenges to books and other materials found in school and public libraries in Canada in 2006, as well as the libraries' response. This was a first-time effort in gathering information from Canadian libraries through the Canadian Library Association listserv, and other places on the Internet that are frequented by librarians. She adds that this is not an all-encompassing list.

No comments: