Welcome to the Idaho Library Association!
Now is a great time to "gear" up in support for Idaho libraries!
Your ILA team has created some swag, with great artwork designed by Annie, an anonymous Idaho library fan, to help you show your support - and to help ILA fight censorship. Our first design is available at Bonfire:
We'll be adding more designs in the near future, but in the meantime, get one of these for yourself - and share the link far and wide to help others show their love for libraries, Idaho style!
Now that 2022 is officially behind us, please take a moment to reflect and report any 2022 challenges at your library to ALA. Since 1990, ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom has maintained a database on challenged materials. Some of this information is gathered from the media, but much of it depends on reporting by all of us working in libraries.
Please use this form to report any challenges that happened at your library in 2022. These are due to ALA by February 3, 2023. This includes challenges to materials (print or electronic) as well as programs, meeting room usage, computer or Internet access, or even patron records. Reporting may be done anonymously and you can provide as much or as little information as you wish.
I also encourage you to reach out to me or your ILA board members if you would like assistance with challenges in your library. We are here to help!
Chair, Intellectual Freedom Committee
Idaho Library Association