January 23, 2022

ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee Releases Revised and New Intellectual Freedom Policies and Resources

From American Library Association:

In anticipation of a new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) revised several existing interpretations and resources and created new policies, guidelines and resources to address emerging intellectual freedom issues for the profession.

These resources were approved at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. and are now available online.

The following revisions of Library Bill of Rights interpretations were approved and adopted by ALA Council:

The committee revised the following resources to provide the most updated information to library workers:


The tenth edition [of the Intellectual Freedom Manual] is planned to be available for purchase in 2020.

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