State Intellectual Freedom Committee Chairs

Article 4 of the Library Bill of Rights states the "Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas."  To facilitate such cooperation, libraries, individual librarians, and state intellectual freedom committees have joined with booksellers, publishers, artists, civil libertarians, journalists, authors, musicians and other groups and individuals with First Amendment concerns in local, state, and regional coalitions in defense of intellectual freedom.  The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom maintains a roster of Intellectual Freedom Committee chairs of ALA state and regional chapters, as well as for AASL affiliates.

Roster

State IFC Roster

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Web Meetings

ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom will be hosting a series of online “State of the States” meetings for Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) chairs from ALA Chapters and AASL Affiliates. These meetings will be an opportunity for state IFC chairs to “meet” each other and to discuss state, local, and national intellectual freedom issues; projects & programs OIF and various chapter IFCs are working on; and how ALA can provide assistance and communication to your groups.

The next quarterly web meeting of this group will take place in August or September 2013. Contact Jonathan Kelley for more information. 

Email List

OIF established a discussion e-list for state/regional IFC chairs and AASL affiliate contacts.  Contact Jonathan Kelley to subscribe to the list.

OIF Staff Liaison to the State Intellectual Freedom Committees
Jonathan Kelley, Program Officer
ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-4226 or 800-545-2433, ext. 4226
Fax: 312-280-4227
jokelley@ala.org

 

 

Useful Materials

Intellectual Freedom Manuals
Resolutions honoring Judith F. Krug
USA Patriot Act Resolutions
Resolutions of State Library Associations supporting ALA's CIPA Suit
Contacting Elected Officials
State Legislation

Additional Info

State and Regional Library Associations
AASL Affiliate Assembly
ALA Conference Planning Calendar, 20132024