Article Title

Internet a concern for many librarians

Authors

Jeff Wright

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

9-25-1997

Challenged Material

Clan of the cave bear by Jean Auel, Blithe spirit by Noel Coward, A special trick by Mercer Mayer, Just good friends by Jane O'Connor, The happy prince and other stories by Oscar Wilde

Reading Level

all levels

Location

Eugene, Springfield,

Participants

parents, Bethel School District, Cascade Middle School, Coburg Elementary School, Magnet Arts School, Springfield Public Library

Outcome

Clan of the cave bear and Just good friends were removed

Abstract

Eugene lawyer Jerry Lidz was scheduled to speak at the Eugene Public Library about banned books, Internet censorship, and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Communications Decency Act. The presentation was part of a month long "Celebrate Your Freedom to Read" campaign. Librarian Carol Hildebrand commented about challenges to books in Oregon and the role of the library in pursuit of intellectual freedom. A few titles challenged in Oregon are highlighted.

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