Intellectual Freedom Manual & Action Guide (2006)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Intellectual Freedom: The Cornerstone of Democracy and Librarianship

2. Intellectual Freedom Checklist

3. Building A “Right to Know” Environment in the Library and the Community

4. Libraries, the Internet and the Law

5. What To Do When You Are Confronted With A Challenge

6. Government Information: You Have A Right To Know

7. Confidentiality

8. Public Library Trustees: A Voice for All

9. USA Patriot Act

10. Intellectual Freedom in Academic Libraries

APPENDICES

A. Sample Reconsideration Form

B. Library Bill of Rights

C. Libraries: An American Value

D. Code of Ethics of the American Library Association

E. Freedom to Read Statement

F. Freedom to View Statement

G. Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records

H. Privacy: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

I. Free Access to Libraries for Minors: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

J. Access to Digital Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

K. Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

L. Organizational Resources

M. Selected Titles on Intellectual Freedom Issues

N. Useful Web Sites

O. Examples of Library Policies

P. ULA IFC Flyer

Organizational Resources

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Utah Library Association
http://www.ula.org/

The ULA IFC advocates for open, unfettered access to information and helping to educate librarians, library staff, and the public about the importance of intellectual freedom principles in libraries, providing access to information, not judging the content of materials, and leaving such judgments up to our users.

 

Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-4223
http://www.ala.org/offices/oif
o
if@ala.org

The OIF educates librarians and the general public about the importance of intellectual freedom and maintains a complete program of publications, projects, and services. In addition to a wide range of resources offered, the Office provides consultation and advice.

 

Freedom to Read Foundation
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-4226
http://www.ftrf.org/ 
ftrf@ala.org

Closely affiliated with the American Library Association, the Foundation promotes and protects intellectual freedom, supports libraries under challenge, and helps supply legal counsel as necessary.


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Utah Library Association

http://www.ula.org/

The ULA IFC advocates for open, unfettered access to information and helps to educate librarians, library staff, and the public about the importance of intellectual freedom principles in libraries, providing access to information, not judging the content of materials, and leaving such judgments up to our users.

 

Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-6780 or (800) 545-2433
http://www.ala.org/offices/oif

The OIF educates librarians and the general public about the importance of intellectual freedom and maintains a complete program of publications, projects, and services.� In addition to a wide range of resources offered, the Office provides consultation and advice.

 

Freedom to Read Foundation
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-6780
http://www.ftrf.org/

Closely affiliated with the American Library Association, the Foundation promotes and protects intellectual freedom, supports libraries under challenge, and helps supply legal counsel as necessary.


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