ALA Council

Library Community Feedback Wanted: Four Revisions of the LBOR Interpretations

  • 1.  Library Community Feedback Wanted: Four Revisions of the LBOR Interpretations

    Posted May 15, 2019 04:09 PM


    This is the fourth request for feedback from the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) after the Midwinter Meeting. In anticipation of a new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, the IFC is continuing to update intellectual freedom-related documents.

    The IFC would appreciate feedback on two interpretation drafts by Wednesday, May 29:  "Rating Systems" (adopted in 2015), "Access to Library Resources and Services for Minors" (adopted in 1972, amended in 1981, 1991, 2004, 2008 under previous name "Free Access to Libraries for Minors", and 2014), "User-Generated Content in Library Discovery Systems" (adopted in 2016),  and "Privacy" (adopted in 1948; amended in 1961, 1980; inclusion of "age" reaffirmed in 1996).

    Please feel free to share this message widely. Feedback can be posted in the following two ways:

    • Using "track changes," add comments and edits to the attached Word drafts. You can email them to me ( or post them as a comment to this ALA Connect post, and I'll forward them to working group members.

    The Intellectual Freedom Committee will make revisions to the drafts in light of your suggestions and plans to distribute the documents to ALA Council prior to ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. The committee also plans to present them at ALA Council Forum for further feedback.

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions, and please let me know if you have any questions,

    Julia Warga, Chair
    Intellectual Freedom Committee

    Julia Warga
    Director for Research and Instruction, Kenyon College
    ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Chair