ALA blog focuses on intellectual freedom

Contact: Steve Zalusky

Manager of Communications, ALA-PIO

(312) 280-1546


For Immediate Release

August 19, 2008

CHICAGO - The latest edition of the American Library Association (ALA) Public Information Office blog, Visibility @ your library, (, features part two of an interview with Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the deputy director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Among the issues discussed are banned books and the need to have a media plan in place to deal with community concerns when preparing for challenges.

Media plans are important, she said, when dealing with crisis communications situations, whether they involve funding, censorship or employment issues.

Visibility @ your library provides librarians and library supporters with news and information about important communications issues from ALA's Public Information Office (PIO) and the Campaign for America's Libraries.