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Intellectual Freedom: Resources and Tools for Libraries

ASSOCIATIONS & INTEREST GROUPS

FREE SPEECH & CENSORSHIP WATCH
In the News:

Legislative Issues can be monitored at:

  • WLA Washington Legislative Issues
  • ALA Washington Office
  • ALA’s CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) web site 

Court Watch:

LISTSERVS / ELECTRONIC MAILING LISTS

  • NCAC List of Electronic Mailing Lists
  • Intellectual Freedom Electronic Mailing Lists

USA PATRIOT ACT:

  • Full Text of Act
  • USA Patriot Act, including additional resources, provided by The Evergreen State College
  • ALA Links and Information on the USA PATRIOT Act
  • FBI Used PATRIOT Act…to Get Library Records
  • Santa Cruz (CA) Public Library response to the USA Patriot Act

KEY DOCUMENTS

LOCAL POLICIES & INTERPRETATIONS

TOOLKITS

  • ALA Privacy Toolkit
  • ALA Libraries and the Internet Toolkit
  • Oregon Library Association Tool Kit
  • Constitutional Principles and American Public Libraries, by Candace Morgan
  • Guidelines for Responding to Complaints by Candace Morgan (Word 6.0)
  • LIGHT Strategy for Dealing with Challenges by Catherine Lord (Word 6.0)
  • Tip Sheet for Frontline Staff Dealing With Patrons Re: Intellectual Freedom from the Washington Library Association