MLA Advocacy & Press

MLA Statements:

MLA Board Statement on Secretary of State Ashcroft’s Proposed Rule.

MLA IFC Statement on Proposed Rule 15 CSR 30 – 200.015  October 21, 2022

Banned Books Week Statement- MLA-IFC- September 19 2022

Statement in Support of the Missouri Association of School Librarians

MLA Statement on Intellectual Freedom   February 7, 2022


Letters to School Districts Regarding SB 775 and MO-Revised Statute 573.550


MLA in the News: 

KSDK – February 2022

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/education/aclu-missouri-file-suit-against-wentzville-school-district-book-ban-the-bluest-eye/63-65f9c4e8-cb79-4a26-805b-2c1d9ec360ab

St. Louis Post- Dispatch – June 2022

https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/library-group-again-implores-wentzville-school-board-to-stop-banning-books/article_12c41756-63b1-5e69-b645-a1af44551151.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest

Independence Examiner – July 2022

https://www.examiner.net/2022/07/09/end-school-library-censorship-and-address-the-damage-it-has-done/

KOMU – August 2022

(https://www.komu.com/news/state/new-missouri-law-will-ban-sharing-visually-explicit-materials-with-students/article_97717864-2493-11ed-9871-bb4c9247515f.html)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – August 2022 –

  1. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/school-librarians-in-missouri-pull-books-as-new-law-allows-charges-for-explicit-material/article_eb7ed4ba-e6a3-5f83-bf10-223d27e6b081.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
  2. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/area-schools-remove-books-under-new-law-that-is-unlikely-to-be-enforced/article_72ebfce1-e25c-555a-a2d6-59de46f0054e.html

KSDK in St. Louis – August 2022

  1. https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/education/missouri-book-ban-law/63-ccd45ac8-0d39-472c-b1fd-8b6f422479b9
  2. https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/education/st-louis-community-reacts-schools-remove-books-under-new-state-law/63-b2ead1d0-6cd7-4249-9fca-87b4b542ee87

KCTV5 – August 2022

https://www.kctv5.com/2022/08/23/missouri-law-bans-books-calls-jail-time-fines-any-educators-found-violation/?fbclid=IwAR2SqR2JelGtG0zmVTPxr40BIlcS5sqvQgwQZxdyJNguAtQzXDu5z3yq_28

Belleville – September 2022

https://www.bnd.com/news/state/missouri/article266175741.html

KMOX – September 2022

https://www.audacy.com/kmox/news/local/librarian-says-missouri-book-ban-criminalizes-librarians

Kansas City Star- September 2022

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/education/article266556371.html