The mission of the Intellectual Freedom Committee is to promote awareness of intellectual freedom issues, and to provide support to the Massachusetts library community in upholding the principles of intellectual freedom.
Law for Librarians: Resources
The resources found in this file are a compilation of the materials presented at Law for Librarians, an intensive three-day workshop attended by librarians from each state in the country in April 2006. The training focused on the “legal basis of libraries’ intellectual freedom principles.” It included “up-to-date information on state and federal statues, pertinent case law, policy development and implementation, and good practices.”
Funding for Law for Librarians was provided in-part by a grant from the Ford Foundation and co-sponsored by the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the ALA’s Chapter Relations Office. Permission to use the resources within this file is given by the authors and compilers.
Intellectual Freedom in the News
Intellectual Freedom Resources
*Develops programming for annual conference.
*Develops, proposes and implements a process for MLA participation in national events and days such as Freedom of Information Day and Banned Books week.
*Represents MLA on issues of intellectual freedom.
*Provides assistance and/or information to librarians who have issues or questions about intellectual freedom situations
*Keep members informed of important intellectual freedom issues through newsletter articles and blog.
*Selects and prepares information dealing with intellectual freedom issues for addition to the MLA web site.
*Develops an intellectual freedom award for presentation to an individual who has protected intellectual freedom.
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