Perhaps it’s hard to believe, but 2008 is almost over. The ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking reports of book challenges that occurred during the year. As the OIF post on the topic states:
With the end of the year approaching, the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be compiling our yearly list of most frequently challenged books. We collect information for our challenge database from newspapers and reports submitted by individuals and, while we know that many challenges are never reported, we strive to be as comprehensive as possible in our records. We would greatly appreciate if you could send us any information on challenges in your library or school from 2008.
Did your school or library have a book challenged this year? If so, go ahead and take a few minutes and let OIF know of the challenge. Or, if you know someone else who had materials challenged, give that person a nudge and have him or her send in a report to OIF.
You can read the full details on how to report and why on the OIF blog.