Intellectual Freedom


We stand for the opportunity for all Utahns to read, view, listen, speak, write, or think freely. 

If you know of a situation where such an opportunity is being withheld or obstructed, especially in regard to Utah libraries, please contact the committee officers listed below.

Inform yourself and those around you!

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Read ALA’s Library Bill of Rights  and Freedom to Read Statement.

We rely on librarians, educators, and the public to report censorship. If you have encountered censorship and book challenges in your library or school, please help us by using ALA’s Challenge Reporting form.

Current Officers

Co-Chair: Debbie Short, Utah Valley University Fulton Library

shortde@uvu.edu

Co-Chair: Katie Wegner, Summit County Library

kwegner@summitcounty.org

Current Members

David Bird: dbird@slcolibrary.org

Marissa Bischoff: marissa_bischoff@byu.edu 

Shawn Bliss: snbliss@utah.gov

Christopher Bray: cbray@slcolibrary.org

Maralee Carlin: maraleecarlin@suu.edu

Jami Carter: jamic@tooelecity.org

Rita Christensen: rchristensen@orem.org

Dan Compton: dcompton@summitcounty.org

Rebekah Cummings: rebekah.cummings@utah.edu

Steven Decker: dsteve@cedarcity.org

Natalie Gregory: natalie.gregory@loganutah.org

Mindy Hale: mhale@ula.org

Patrick Hoecherl: phoecherl@slcpl.org

Alana Howlett: howlett.alana@gmail.com

Wanda M. Huffaker: whuffaker@slcolibrary.org

Trish Hull: thull@slcolibrary.org

John Ingersoll: jingersoll@grantsvilleut.gov

Trudy Jorgensen-Price: trudykjp@aol.com

Daniel Mauchley: dmauchley@duchesne.utah.gov

Matt McLain: mmclain@slcolibrary.org

Diana Meiser: dmeiser@weber.edu

Kurt Alan Meyer: kurt.meyer@usu.edu

Anthony Morris: anthony.morris@uvu.edu

Sherrie Mortensen: smortensen@wasatch.utah.gov

Allyson Mower: allyson.mower@utah.edu

Mieke Nielson: minielson@slcolibrary.org

Suzanne Sawyer: ssawyer@utah.gov

Catherine Soehner: catherine.soehner@utah.edu

Kara VanderLinden: kvanderlinden@slcolibrary.org

Vern Waters: vwaters@slcolibrary.org

Benjamin Whisenant: ben.whisenant@churchofjesuschrist.org

Lee Whiting: ljwhiting@slcolibrary.org