Intellectual Freedom Committee

Chair: TBD

Staff liaison: Allison Cline email icon

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Charge

To gather, prepare and disseminate information on Intellectual Freedom issues and available support services pertinent to school library programs.

Function

  • Gather, prepare and make available materials advising school librarians of available services and support (1) in formulating Intellectual Freedom policies and (2) for resisting local pressure and community action designed to impair the rights of others.
  • Work with the ALA Intellectual Freedom Office and with the Freedom to Read Foundation in gathering information as requested and responding to issues and concerns.
  • Provide technical assistance to the AASL Intellectual Freedom Award Committee.

For more information on the Minimum Intended Outcomes for this committee, consult the Committee Chair Handbook   pdf icon