Free For All: New Yorkers for Intellectual Freedom has launched a website to provide resources and information in their mission to inform, educate, and activate library workers and library advocates across New York State about the rise of intellectual freedom challenges. The new site gathers resources and information to aid anyone in combatting censorship and preserving the right to intellectual freedom. Sections of the site are dedicated to supporting both community members defending intellectual freedom where they live and library staff and workers bolstering their organization’s role in combatting censorship and ensuring access to information. At the launch of the site, available resources include sample opinion letters in support of intellectual freedom, connections to meetup events for discussing intellectual freedom challenges in libraries, and guides to connecting with legislators and reporting intellectual freedom issues.
The new site is made possible through the sponsorship and support of FFANY’s partners, including the New York Library Association, the Public Library Systems Directors Organization, the Empire State Library Network, and the School Library Systems Association. The website was designed and developed by Parkcrest Design to provide a secure and responsive site that meets accessibility guidelines while engaging users.