Intellectual Freedom • Challenges to Library Resources
Activity: Be Prepared for Challenges


Expression of concern, challenge, and censorship—three terms that are often confused—are clarified in this lesson. Adams talks about why challenges occur, who challenges books, and how to be prepared for a potential challenge.


Find your school library policy for reconsideration of library materials. Review the policy and compare it to the Challenge-Proofing your Library Checklist. What changes do you need to make to help your library be better prepared to handle materials challenges? Share your findings with your administrator.


Local school policy and procedures for reconsideration of school library resources

Challenge-Proofing Your Library Checklist (see Learning Support)

MLA Citation Collins, Karla. "Intellectual Freedom: Be Prepared for Challenges." School Library Connection, October 2019,

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