GOAL 2000

ALA Goal 2000

The American Library Association has been very successful in the 20th century promoting and preserving the idea of intellectual freedom as a crucial concept within and outside of libraries. In the next century, the question of access, or intellectual participation, will become just as significant.

ALA Goal 2000 is to have the American Library Association be as closely associated with the public's right to a free and open information society--intellectual participation--as it is with the idea of intellectual freedom.

New Visions: Beyond ALA Goal 2000
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