Install Policy to Protect Intellectual Freedom
Libraries should develop clear guidelines that prioritize access to diverse information, establish procedures for handling censorship challenges, provide staff training on intellectual freedom principles, and actively involve community members in policy development and decision-making processes.
Contact Your Legislators
Given the importance of intellectual freedom and free speech to our democracy, legislators can play a key role via the bills they support or sponsor, including bills related to privacy and education that may reflect intellectual freedom values.
Free For All: New Yorkers for Intellectual Freedom is dedicated to ensuring library workers and librarians are supported and prepared for any intellectual freedom challenges they may experience.
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*These numbers are from the American Library Association in their 2022 National Report