The Library Bill Of Rights


The ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual definesThe Library Bill of Rights as "the American Library Association's basic policy on intellectual freedom" (IFM 59) it has been around in one form or another since 1938 when Forrest Spaulding at the De Moines Public Library penned it as a piece of policy in reaction to what he saw to "growning intolerance, suppression fo free speech, and censorship" (1938 lbr).

The Current Bill, revised in 1996, comprises six articles that layout the ALA recommended guidelines for library services concerning intellectual freedom.

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