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Intellectual Freedom Issues and Resources (American Library Association)
Learn about the First Amendment and Censorship; Access to Library Resources and Services; Filters and Filtering; Academic Freedom; Meeting Rooms, Exhibit Spaces, and Programs; Schools and Minor's Rights
Library Bill of Rights (ALA)
"The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services."
Freedom to Read Foundation
"FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information."
Collection Development & Reconsideration Policies
Make sure to regularly update your collection development and reconsideration policies.
Laws Related to Intellectual Freedom
Intellectual Freedom Manual by
Publication Date: 2021-01-04
Foundations of Intellectual Freedom by
Publication Date: 2022-11-07
Controversial Books in K-12 Classrooms and Libraries by
Publication Date: 2019-10-04
Intellectual Freedom Stories from a Shifting Landscape by
Publication Date: 2020-03-25
Request materials from the Massachusetts Library System's Professional Collection
Get involved and Fight Censorship!
Consider local and national opportunities to promote intellectual freedom in libraries!