Proposed Changes to Intellectual Freedom Policies and New Interpretations to the Library Bill of Rights

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Thank you so much for helping us revise the Intellectual Freedom Manual.  We have a few more Interpretations that we would like input on before we head to publication.  During the IFC Spring Meeting, we revised two Interpretations; identified one additional concern that would have been extremely difficult to incorporate into existing documents; and drafted two new Interpretations to address these concerns.

The new Interpretations are:

The proposed revisions are:

Deletions are struck through (e.g., deletion); insertions are underlined (e.g., insertion).

The IFC plans to present these Interpretations to the Council for adoption at its third session during the 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago.  The committee, therefore, would appreciate receiving any comments prior to conference, if possible, or, at the latest, prior to its third meeting at conference, which is on Tuesday, July 14, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Comiskey.

Please send comments on these Interpretations prior to conference to Deborah Caldwell-Stone, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (phone: 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4224; fax: 312-280-4227; e-mail:; please copy  Written  comments also may be left at OIF’s table in the ALA Office Area in McCormick Place until noon on Tuesday, July 14.

Thank you for your time and assistance.  The committee looks forward to hearing your comments on its suggested revisions and the new Interpretations.

Doug Archer

Chair, Intellectual Freedom Committee