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Office for Intellectual Freedom

Office for Intellectual Freedom

The Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, This office supports several initiatives: intellectual freedom, freedom to read, privacy, academic freedom, censorship, Banned Books Week, etc. Links to resources are provided on this website.

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Lesley Farmer
Lesley Farmer (Faculty)
2 years ago

The Office for Intellectual Freedom implements the American Library Association's policies on intellectual freedom, emphasizing free access to library materials. Its projects include Banned Books Week, Choose Privacy Week, and online learning. The office provides resources and guidance for over several intellectual freedom issues (e.g., academic freedom, filters, confidentiality laws). The core audiences for this site are librarians and library users. As such, it gives an informed, unique perspective.

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