A statewide survey of censorship and intellectual freedom

Kathleen M. Monks, Anne M. Gaines, Caitlin A. Marineau

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This article presents the results of a survey given to public and school library workers to gain a foundational understanding of censorship within the state of Idaho. Our population was asked questions regarding position demographics; experience with challenges; the tracking, reporting and assistance sought; and the contents of said challenge policies. Special attention was also given to the history of censorship, both nationally and statewide, and the demographic, political, and legislative characteristics of Idaho, to provide a conceptual framework for the findings. The results of this statewide survey address an important and uninvestigated segment of national challenges and Idaho librarianship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1083
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014


  • Censorship
  • Challenges
  • Idaho
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Public libraries
  • School libraries


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