With its three distinguished leaders over the half-century, the office has transformed into a thriving resource for librarians when First Amendment rights have been trampled. And we couldn’t have done it without you. Here are a few stats that highlight the work we’re proud to continue, and the obstacles our team is determined to tackle with your support.
While intellectual freedom issues can quickly become complex and nuanced, introduction to the ideals doesn’t necessarily have to be. A simpler introduction may stick easier than an overly complicated one.
Interested in censorship? Freedom to read? Privacy? Are you a good writer? Creative? Engaging? Do you know how to balance text with graphics and hyperlinks? We’re looking for YOU!
By Dustin Fife I love when news organizations reach out to librarians. A local news agency reached out to me today to ask about internet filtering and some possible legislation […]
EveryLibrary is a nonprofit Political Action Committee (PAC) “chartered to work exclusively on local library ballot initiatives.” Their call to arms and motto is what first drew me to this organization: “Any library initiative anywhere, matters to every library everywhere.” The library world is small, and we politically share in victories and defeats.
Good-bye Banned Books Week of 2015. Libraries and bookstores will take down the yellow caution tape. Fahrenheit 451 and Winnie the Pooh will be returned to the shelf. New blogs […]
The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking bloggers! The OIF Blog is undergoing a few updates and we are taking this opportunity to increase […]
ALA’s Tina Coleman has the scoop on ALA’s presence at this weekend’s C2E2 Comic Con in Chicago! If you’re going, make sure to say hi to the OIF pals at […]
Young adult author (and great friend to OIF and the Freedom to Read Foundation) Lauren Myracle will be speaking at ALA’s Library Advocacy Day tomorrow (Tuesday, June 29) at 11:00 […]