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During the recent observation of Banned Books Week 2016 (September 25-October 1, 2016), I was reminded of the challenges that can face the information we harbor in our libraries.


ALA Banned Book List

Every year, the ALA helps to celebrate and recognize famous books that have been banned or challenged in the past with their Banned Books Week. In 2015, the week was September 27-October 3. While highlighting the past year’s most frequently challenged books, the ALA also hopes to foster a discussion about Intellectual Freedom.

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Intellectual Freedom: Beyond Banned Books Week

Librarians and library staff are champions of the freedom to read, and indeed it is a core value of the library profession. However, intellectual freedom means much more than reading banned books during a special week once a year. Intellectual freedom is part of our jobs each and every day.