Intellectual Freedom

BANNING BOOKS GIVE US SILENCE WHEN WE NEED SPEECH. IT CLOSES OUR EARS WHEN WE NEED TO LISTEN. IT MAKES US BLIND WHEN WE NEED SIGHT.

–PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, STEPHEN CHBOSKY, 1990

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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.

 

2022 Intellectual Freedom Committee:

Joe Kohlburn 2019-2022 jkohlbur@jeffco.edu   Chair 2022
Tiffany Mautino 2020-2022 t.c.mautino@outlook.com Past-Chair 2022
Colleen Norman 2020-2022 cnorman@mymcpl.org Secretary 2022
Kris Dyer 2019-2022 kdyer@mymcpl.org Legislative Committee Liaison 2022
Casey Phillips 2021-2023 casey.phillips@mail.missouri.edu Membership Communications 2022
Andrea Miller 2019-2022 andreamiller@missouristate.edu
Ying Li 2019-2022 yli@stchas.edu
Rachelle Brandel 2020-2022 Rachelle.Brandel@mobap.edu
Claudia Cook Ex Officio mlapresident@molib.org Ex Officio 2022
Kimberly Moeller 2022 Board Liaison