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Utah Libraries: Keystone of Healthy Democracy, Student Success, and Prosperous Communities Utah Library Advocates

Freedom to Read Fact Sheet Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee

Introduction to Intellectual Freedom Utah Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee

How to Fight Book Bans and Challenges: An Anti-censorship Tool Kit Book Riot

Banned Books Week Free resources for promoting and learning about Banned Books Week.

LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries AASL (2018)

Policy and Challenge Resources

LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund ALA

Empowered Against Book Bans Presentation Kelly Jensen (2022)

A Template for Talking with School and Library Boards About Book Bans Book Riot (2022)

Fight Censorship ALA (2021)

Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, & Academic Libraries ALA (2018)

Privacy Tool Kit ALA (2014)

How to Respond to Book Challenges Utah Educational Library Media Association

Book Censorship in Schools: A Toolkit WebJunction article by National Coalition Against Censorship (2016)

Schools and Minors’ Rights ALA (2019)

Unite Against Book Bans ALA (2022)


Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (2019)

Addressing Identity Censorship Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (2019)

Practicing Intellectual Freedom in Libraries Niche Academy (2019)

Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library WebJunction (2019)

Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice WebJunction (2019)

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom YouTube Channel houses recorded webinars and other insightful videos.



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