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Introduction to Intellectual Freedom in Libraries: Home

Focus on basis of intellectual freedom in public libraries. Includes resources on policy, law and current news.

Laws relating to Intellectual Freedom

Resources from the MLS Professional Collection

Available for loan to members of the MA Library System. Learn how.

Brains in Their Heads: Introduction to Intellectual Freedom in Libraries

Powerpoint presentation for MLS workshop led by Carolyn Noah.

This presentation was updated on 5/8/12.

Resources from the American Library Association

Historian David McCullough on Intellectual Freedom

David McCullough discusses intellectual freedom (1:58). For more information on this interview, visit the Dallas Fed's web site:

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Library Policies in Support of Intellectual Freedom

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