Intellectual Freedom

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THE MLA IFC

Duties:

  • Monitor legislation and other efforts that affect first amendment rights to libraries, librarians, and their clientele.
  • Encourage libraries to protect those rights by:
  1. Adopting ALA’s Freedom to Read Statement, Library Bill of Rights, and other statements adopted by the American Library Association and endorsed by the Missouri Library Association.
  2. Adopting selection and collection development policies that protect against challenges.
  3. Providing training opportunities with regard to intellectual freedom issues.
  • Support and implement the MLA Statement on Intellectual Freedom.
  • Assist and support MLA members in intellectual freedom concerns as requested.

Duties outlined in the MLA Handbook.

 

2021 Intellectual Freedom Committee:

Tiffany Mautino 2020-2022 tmautino@mymcpl.org Chair 2021
Andrea Miller 2019-2021 andreamiller@missouristate.edu
Joe Kohlburn 2019-2021 jkohlbur@jeffco.edu  Vice Chair 2021
Ying Li 2019-2021 yli@stchas.edu
Kris Dyer 2019-2021 kdyer@mymcpl.org
Colleen Norman 2020-2022 cnorman@mymcpl.org
Rachelle Brandel 2020-2022 Rachelle.Brandel@mobap.edu
Casey Phillips 2021-2023 casey.phillips@mail.missouri.edu
Cindy Thompson Ex Offico mlapresident@molib.org Ex Officio 2021