OIF is working to finalize our numbers for 2015 challenges and our annual list of most frequently challenged books. We collect information for our challenge database from both media reports and those submitted by individuals and, while we know that many challenges are never reported, we strive to be as comprehensive as possible.
We would greatly appreciate if you could send us any information on challenges in your state or region that you are aware of from 2015. The final deadline for reporting 2015 challenges to OIF is Friday, February 26, 2016. Even if you think we probably already know about it, send it to us anyways. Or maybe there are more details we can add to our database. Many times the status is left unknown because the case was reported before there was a resolution. So updates are also encouraged.
Challenges reported to ALA by individuals are kept confidential and we will cross-check your report with existing entries in the database to avoid duplicates. You may report challenges by filling out and submitting the database form available in a variety of formats at www.ala.org/challengereporting. If you have any questions at all, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share with your library listservs.