Intellectual Freedom Manual coverWondering where to get clear, practical answers to your intellectual freedom questions?

On a special episode of the never before broadcast talk show, I.F. LIVE, we explore the new and useful features of the ‘fresh off the press’, 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual. Hear contributors to the manual talk about the best parts of this book and what it can do for you.

Join our host, Trina Magi, a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, direct from Vermont. (bio)

With special guests:

  • Martin Garnar, Ethics Icon (bio)
  • Sarah Houghton, World Renowned Librarian in Black (bio)
  • Helen Adams, School Library Maven (bio)

With expert staff from the Office for Intellectual Freedom: Deborah Caldwell Stone, privacy protector and attorney with Nanette Perez, the beauty and brains behind Banned Books Week.

Tune in to explore the new edition loaded with guiding principles and help for public, school, and academic librarians. Stuffed within these beautiful pages are:

  • 34 ALA policy statements and documents, 17 new or updated for this edition, addressing common intellectual freedom concerns.
  • At-a-glance lists that will quickly get you up to speed on 9 key issues such as access, challenges and censorship, children and youth, collections, copyright, privacy, and more.
  • Practical checklists and step-by-step guidance for writing library policy and handling challenges and requests from law enforcement.
  • Essays about laws that relate to libraries, written in clear, easy-to-understand language.

All attendees will receive a coupon to purchase the 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual at a discounted price and one lucky winner will win a FREE COPY.


  • A preview of the new 9th edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual
  • Recognition of the expertise and knowledge of the contributors to the IF Manual
  • Strong preparation and education of intellectual freedom issues
  • Information on where to purchase http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11353 


Who Should Attend

  • Librarians; public, K-12 school, academic, law, state
  • Administration: directors, systems, superintendents, principals, technical managers
  • Library Science Faculty and Students
  • Library Boards and School Boards
  • Organizations concerned with the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom
  • State Library Associations and Intellectual Freedom Committee members






How to Register

Recorded Webinar


Tech Requirements


For registration and content questions, please contact Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom at kpekoll@ala.org or 312-280-4221.