Utah Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom

The Utah Library Association Executive Board has issued the following statement:
 
November 14, 2012

Utah Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom

The Utah Library Association supports Intellectual Freedom for libraries and librarians in all types of libraries, including academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, and special libraries.  Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves.  Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment. ULA supports the American Library Association’s  “Freedom to Read Statement “, “Intellectual Freedom and Action Guide”,” Library Bill of Rights” and  “Access to Resources and Services in the School  Library.”
The Utah Library Association’s position on Intellectual Freedom is outlined in its Intellectual Freedom Manual (http://www.ula.org/ifc/manual).

The mission of the Utah Library Association is to serve the professional development and educational needs of its members and to provide leadership and direction in developing and improving library and information services in the state.

Contact:
Wanda Mae Huffaker
Utah Library Association
Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair
801-842-9178   whuffaker@slcolibrary.org

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