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The Oregon Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee is a standing committee with the charge to: support the association in developing a position on intellectual freedom, inform the membership of legislation related to intellectual freedom, develop a position and response by the association in instances of controversy over censorship, and encourage libraries to develop policies that will support free speech and the freedom to read.

This website includes the following pages:

  • About us: more details about the committee’s duties and current membership;

  • IF Toolkit: information and resources to prepare for and deal with intellectual freedom issues at your library;

  • IF Champions: information about current and past recipients of the OLA Intellectual Freedom Champion award;

  • IF Resources: information to learn more about intellectual freedom topics;

  • Resources for students: frequently-asked-questions and links to resources for students studying banned books and other intellectual freedom issues;

  • Contact IFC: information about how you can get in touch with the committee.