Posted on January 24, 2024 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A day probably won't go by without more updates on the discussion of controlling what's in libraries.

Today won't be an exception, either.

It's great to hear that Kansas legislators have proposed an anti-book-ban bill, which both puts more responsibility on the part of the challenger and limits the available justifications for libraries to decide that a book should be removed; Kelly Jensen has a full primer on Senate Bill 358 in Book Riot.

But what isn't exactly encouraging to hear is that Oklahoma has appointed someone highlighted in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s 2022 Year in Hate and Extremism report to serve on the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Library Media Advisory Committee.

The Daily Beast has a full accounting of why Chaya Raichik, a New York resident who created the anti-LGBTQ social media account Libs of TikTok, doesn't belong on the OSDE's committee.

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