Intellectual Freedom Resources for Trustees, Friends, & Foundations

Fighting Censorship: Creating Connections to Protect Intellectual Freedom

Free to United for Libraries Personal Members and United for Libraries Statewide Partners.

United for Libraries presented this three-part series for library Trustees, advocates, Friends, Foundations, and those who work with them as they help support the fight against censorship. Part one, “Be Fierce: How to Harness Your Power for Your Libraries,” featured tips on overcoming obstacles to harness your power, expertise, knowledge, and passion to successfully advocate for your library, and develop strategic relationships to counter censorship attempts. Part two, “Get Ready, Stay Ready: Supporting Proactive Community Advocacy for Library Professionals,” focused on maintaining inclusive libraries in partnership with community organizations. Part three, an interactive workshop was held on March 28, 2024.


FREE & Open Resources


Resource Guides

Tip Sheets

Sample Policies


On-Demand Webinars

Additional Resources FREE to United for Libraries Members

Tip Sheets

  • Twelve Golden Rules for Board Members
  • Protecting Your Library's Collection
  • Governing (Independent) Library Boards vs. Advisory Library Boards: Which are Better?

Peer Networking

Connect with other Trustees and board members in the Trustee Interest Group in ALA Connect.