The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC) was established in 1987 with the primary mission to collect and compile information about intellectual freedom issues at libraries and schools in Oregon. Intellectual freedom issues include, but are not limited to: materials challenges, internet filters, patron privacy and confidential records, hate crimes, services (public meeting room use, exhibits, programs, etc.), and other related issues (student publications or performances, access to libraries or library cards, social media, artwork, "First Amendment Audit"). The OIFC also provides information to libraries to help them prepare for and address intellectual freedom issues.
The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse will: