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Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC)
The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC) was established in 1987. The primary mission is to collect information about intellectual freedom issues at libraries in Oregon and compile that information into annual reports. The OIFC also provides information to libraries dealing with intellectual freedom issues and resources to libraries updating related policies. Many libraries and other types of organizations use the OIFC annual reports to select the books they include in their Banned Books Week activities. Therefore, the OIFC also provides some resources for planning Banned Books Week activities.
The OIFC collects information on intellectual freedom issues from public, academic, and school libraries in Oregon. These libraries are responsible for reporting information about intellectual freedom issues at their library on a voluntary basis. The accuracy of the OIFC’s annual reports and Title Index to Challenges is directly related to the information libraries voluntarily provide.
Find out what library materials have been challenged in Oregon since 1988
Plan Banned Books Week activities in your community
Prepare to deal with future challenges to materials at your library
Address current challenges to materials at your library
Report the intellectual freedom issues at your library to the OIFC
Contact Tamara Ottum​ for more information