On this episode we talk with Deirdre Caparoso about explosion of challenges against libraries and books. She is outreach and community engagement librarian at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. She is also chair of the intellectual freedom committee for the New Mexico Library Association.
Calls to ban books in public libraries have popped up around the country, with the American Library Association reporting a record number of demands to censor books in 2022. Recently the battle came to Rio Rancho, but those challenges were unsuccessful.