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The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs, and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians.

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Seeking Intellectual Freedom Bloggers

  • 1.  Seeking Intellectual Freedom Bloggers

    Posted Aug 03, 2021 09:13 AM

    The Intellectual Freedom Blog is seeking bloggers for a one-year commitment. The blog's purpose is to educate and encourage discussions about intellectual freedom principles, and promote the value of libraries, librarians, and professional membership in the American Library Association. The blog is managed and edited by staff of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) for use within the library profession and the public to raise awareness of time-sensitive news, issues in the field, upcoming events, helpful resources, and the work of members that is related to intellectual freedom, professional ethics, privacy, or the mission of OIF.



    • creative and engaging writing style
    • ability to balance text with graphics and hyperlinks
    • ALA membership and agreement with the Intellectual Freedom Blog Policy & Purpose


    Visit our Intellectual Freedom Blogger Application for more information. Applicants are asked to send a sample blog post before the quarterly deadline, August 16. Send questions to Kristin Pekoll at kpekoll@ala.org


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    Kristin Pekoll, CAE

    Assistant Director

    Office for Intellectual Freedom



    225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601



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