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IFC Privacy Subcommittee (Intellectual Freedom Committee)

The IFC Privacy subcommittee monitors ongoing privacy developments in technology (in cooperation with the Library & Information Technology Association), politics and legislation (in cooperation with the Committee on Legislation), and social trends; to identify needs and resources for...


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Draft Internet Filtering Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

Colleagues, The Intellectual Freedom Committee has prepared a new Internet Filtering Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights. This is the first draft shared outside of the committee. Suggestions are most welcome. We will continue to work on it through Midwinter with the goal of...

Filtering Interpretation of the LBOR draft 6.0 -- Jan 8 2015 clean copy.docx



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Prisoners LBOR Q and A

To develop a helpful Q and A document for the recently-passed interpretation on the Library Bill of Rights for prisoners ("Right to Read statement").


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Privacy and Youth Conference 2011

The purpose of the Privacy and Youth Conference is to advise the Office for Intellectual Freedom on how best to reach young people with our future privacy programming and library policy formulation. We aim to create student leadership in this area and are therefore inviting students to...


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Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content (EQUACC)

On June 28 th , the ALA Council passed a resolution that called for the formation of a Presidential Task Force, integrating the OITP Working Group, charged with studying: challenges and potential solutions in libraries for improved electronic content access, distribution and preservation...



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Miriam Braverman Award Committee

The Miriam Braverman Memorial Award seeks papers concerned with an aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship.


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Radical Reference

Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. We support activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information. We work in a...