Intellectual Freedom

book cover for Prepared Libraries, Empowered Teams: A Workbook for Navigating Intellectual Freedom Challenges Together

A workbook for navigating intellectual freedom challenges

CHICAGO — Whether a book challenge is upon you, on the horizon, in your rearview mirror, or not yet in sight, now is the time to start envisioning what a challenge-ready team looks like in your organization. “ Prepared Libraries, Empowered Teams: A...

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Unite Against Book Bans Announces a Free Book Résumé Resource

Unite Against Book Bans, in collaboration with the publishing community, unveils a free collection of book résumés at to support librarians, educators, parents, students, and other community advocates in their efforts to keep frequently challenged books on shelves.

Core Webinar Series: Creative Commons

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to present the four-part webinar series “Creative Commons” March-April 2024. This webinar series is from Creative Commons, an international nonprofit organization that empowers people to grow...

Photos of the five new members of the Policy Corps' Unite Against Book Bans cadre accompanied by the ALA Policy Corps and Unite Against Book Bans logos.

ALA Announces New Members of the Unite Against Book Bans Cadre for Proactive Advocacy Opposing Book Banning

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to the Policy Corps’ Unite Against Book Bans cadre: Kate Alderete, Carolyn Foote, Jamie M. Gregory, Tyler Hahn, and Jennie Pu. Formed in March 2023, the cadre has worked in close coordination with the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) and the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy (PPA) Office.

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LeVar Burton to lead 2023 Banned Books Week as honorary chair

NEW YORK CITY — Beloved reading advocate, writer, and television and film star LeVar Burton will lead this year’s Banned Books Week, which takes place October 1–7, 2023. Burton is the first actor to serve as honorary chair of Banned Books Week, an annual...

book cover for LGBTQIA+ Books for Children and Teens, Second Edition

An updated guide to LGBTQIA+ books for children and teens

CHICAGO — Books for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual, and intersex readers and their allies continue to thrive and evolve in reflection of the variety of families and individual identities today. Deemed "an essential...