ALA Annual 2011

Intellectual Freedom 101 session at #ala11

Attendance was good at this session and the information shared was useful. The session opened with an overview of the basic fundamentals of intellectual freedom:

  • Intellectual freedom is the right to read
  • Intellectual freedom is the right to view
  • Intellectual freedom is the right to think
  • Intellectual freedom is the right to express your opinions

ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) bases their work on the Library Bill of Rights. This session was a good reminder about how important it is for all of us to embrace these principles.

Some of the other information which was shared included:

I found it very useful to be reminded of the ongoing, important work that is being done in the area of intellectual freedom.

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