Part I. Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: An Overview

Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: An Overview, explains the meaning of intellectual freedom in library service, how today’s broad concept of intellectual freedom evolved from opposition to book censorship, and the American Library Association’s actions over the years to protect and promote intellectual freedom. It also includes an overview of today’s issues and the challenges they present, ranging from the rights of youth to service to diverse populations.

Each section listed below contains all the information referenced in the Intellectual Freedom Manual, Eighth Edition that is available online.

Section One

Intellectual Freedom: An Enduring and All-Embracing Concept, by Candace D. Morgan

Section Two

ALA and Intellectual Freedom: A Historical Overview, by Judith F. Krug and Candace D. Morgan

Section Three

Challenges and Issues Today, by Candace D. Morgan