Intellectual Freedom

NCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Dave Trudeau, Chair
Vance-Granville Community College
P.O. Box 917, Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252.738.3352
email: trudeaud [at] vgcc [dot] edu


  • To promote professional and public awareness of the importance of free access to information and the responsibility of libraries to provide such access
  • To serve as a clearinghouse for information relative to censorship
  • To support libraries in defense of intellectual freedom when requested to do so
  • To keep the Association and the Executive Board informed of infringements of intellectual freedom
  • To encourage librarians to adopt written selection policies and to secure the approval of such policies by their local boards
  • To cooperate with the Governmental Relations Committee in opposing any statutory abridgment of freedom in the selection and use of library materials
  • To urge librarians to ensure the privacy of library records
  • To speak for the Association on matters of intellectual freedom when empowered by the Executive Board

Important Documents:

ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom:

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