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CFLA Launches 2017 Intellectual Freedom Challenges Survey

January 12, 2018

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) today launched the 2017 Intellectual Freedom Challenges Survey

to gather data about the nature and outcomes of challenges to intellectual freedom initiated in publicly funded Canadian libraries (e.g., public, school, post-secondary, and government) between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

Previously conducted by the Canadian Library Association’s (CLA) Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee, the survey has been managed by the CFLA since 2016.

The survey can be answered in English or in French.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_IF_challenges_survey
French: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/sondage_contestations_LI

The deadline to submit challenges is March 31, 2018.

If you have questions about the survey, feel free to contact Donna Bowman at Donna.Bowman@uregina.ca.

Invitation

Dear Library Colleagues,

Did your library experience any challenges to materials, resources, services, or policies in 2017? Challenges include disputes about Internet access, meeting rooms, speakers, library displays, exhibitions, or other matters that would prevent or restrict access to titles, collections, services, or other resources.

If so, please report the details of each challenge in this longstanding survey, now managed by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations-Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB).

Your responses will help inform the CFLA-FCAB Intellectual Freedom Committee to develop policy and advocacy work on behalf of the membership and the Canadian public. Results are shared widely with the Book and Periodical Council [of Canada] and the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. An anonymized version of the 2017 challenges database will be available without charge on the CFLA-FCAB website.

The purpose of the survey is to gather data about the nature and outcomes of challenges to intellectual freedom initiated in publicly funded Canadian libraries (e.g., public, school, post-secondary, and government) between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_IF_challenges_survey
French: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/sondage_contestations_LI

Please submit one form per challenge. (If your library experienced multiple challenges, each challenge requires a separate submission.)

The deadline to submit is March 31, 2018.

If you have questions about the survey, feel free to contact Donna Bowman at Donna.Bowman@uregina.ca.

Thank you for participating in this important national work!

Canadian Federation of Library Associations-Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

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