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From the American Library Association: "Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. "Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them. The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society." The OSU Libraries encourages you to celebrate your right to read! For a list of books challenged, restricted or removed from libraries in 2010/2011: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/ideasandres...
From the American Library Association: "Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. "Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them. The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society." The OSU Libraries encourages you to celebrate your right to read! For a list of books challenged, restricted or removed from libraries in 2010/2011: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/ideasandres...
From the American Library Association: "Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. "Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them. The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society." The OSU Libraries encourages you to celebrate your right to read! For a list of books challenged, restricted or removed from libraries in 2010/2011: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/ideasandres...

In February 2011, the OSU Libraries sent out the 10 Minutes to a Better Library ( LibQual+) survey to a random sample of OSU students, faculty and staff. Our purpose was to learn more about how you use the library and what we can do to improve library services. Well, the results are in. Please go to http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1491-10-Minutes-to-a-Better-Library-Survey-Results to see who responded and to see some of your comments and our responses.

In February 2011, the OSU Libraries sent out the 10 Minutes to a Better Library ( LibQual+) survey to a random sample of OSU students, faculty and staff. Our purpose was to learn more about how you use the library and what we can do to improve library services. Well, the results are in. Please go to http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1491-10-Minutes-to-a-Better-Library-Survey-Results to see who responded and to see some of your comments and our responses.

In February 2011, the OSU Libraries sent out the 10 Minutes to a Better Library ( LibQual+) survey to a random sample of OSU students, faculty and staff. Our purpose was to learn more about how you use the library and what we can do to improve library services. Well, the results are in. Please go to http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1491-10-Minutes-to-a-Better-Library-Survey-Results to see who responded and to see some of your comments and our responses.

In February 2011, the OSU Libraries sent out the 10 Minutes to a Better Library ( LibQual+) survey to a random sample of OSU students, faculty and staff. Our purpose was to learn more about how you use the library and what we can do to improve library services. Well, the results are in. Please go to http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1491-10-Minutes-to-a-Better-Library-Survey-Results to see who responded and to see some of your comments and our responses.

In February 2011, the OSU Libraries sent out the 10 Minutes to a Better Library ( LibQual+) survey to a random sample of OSU students, faculty and staff. Our purpose was to learn more about how you use the library and what we can do to improve library services. Well, the results are in. Please go to http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1491-10-Minutes-to-a-Better-Library-Survey-Results to see who responded and to see some of your comments and our responses.

In February 2011, the OSU Libraries sent out the 10 Minutes to a Better Library ( LibQual+) survey to a random sample of OSU students, faculty and staff. Our purpose was to learn more about how you use the library and what we can do to improve library services. Well, the results are in. Please go to http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/subject-guide/1491-10-Minutes-to-a-Better-Library-Survey-Results to see who responded and to see some of your comments and our responses.

“By open access, we mean its immediate, free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software or use them for any other lawful purpose…” - The Budapest Open Access Initiative The OSU Libraries support the Open Access movement and encourage the OSU community to learn more about making their research available to the world.

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