Intellectual Freedom Products

A commitment to intellectual freedom transforms your library. 港澳台图库actively advocates and educates in defense of intellectual freedom鈥攖he rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Intellectual freedom is a core value of the library profession, and a basic right in our democratic society. A publicly supported library provides free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of its community. Inspire your community听to spotlight censorship and explore the freedom to read with these illuminating materials. Find our newest products in听the 听

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Who is the most challenged author? How is our freedom to read guaranteed by the First Amendment? What can readers do when there鈥檚 a challenge at their library?

This informational poster听answers frequently asked questions about banned books in an easy-to-read format and covers a range of topics including banned authors, censorship trends, and intellectual freedom definitions.

13" x 38",听$18

Inspire readers to explore new perspectives through the library鈥檚 collection. Each of these colorful bracelets are debossed with the phrase 鈥淔ree Your Mind. Read a Banned Book.鈥澨

15/pack; 5 colors, 3 of each color,听$13

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Fruit of the Loom, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, sizes S - 6XL,听$18.99

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Fruit of the Loom, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, sizes S - 6XL,听$18.99

This resource from Val Nye, gathers real-world stories of intellectual freedom in action to illuminate the difficulties, triumphs, and occasional setbacks of advocating for free and equal access to information for all people in a shifting landscape.

208 pages, softcover, $49.99

In this book of discussion guides, thoroughly updated and expanded to include genres such as graphic novels and nonfiction, award-winning champion of children's literature Pat Scales shows that there is a way to teach these books while respecting all views.

200 pages, softcover, $49.99

This revamped poster cites the newly adopted Article VII, that addresses the privacy and confidentiality rights of library users.

22" x 34",听$16

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is set in a dystopian society where independent thought is a crime, history is rewritten, and surveillance is omnipresent. Did you know that the classic novel has also been threatened with censorship? Draw attention to privacy and censorship concerns with this 鈥渆ye-catching鈥 bag 鈥 the perfect size to carry around your banned and challenged titles.听

12 oz., 100% cotton canvas tote, 24" navy handles; 15" W x 16" H x 4" D,听$16

This resource from Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director of the 港澳台图库鈥檚 Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), uses specific case studies to offer practical guidance on safeguarding intellectual freedom related to library displays, programming, and other librarian-created content.听This guide will ensure that libraries are prepared to protect diverse voices from censorship while fostering more inclusive institutions that represent and welcome all people and ideas.

144 pages, softcover, $54.99

Reading Dangerously鈥 commemorates the Freedom to Read Foundation's fifty years of advocacy, education, and litigation through essays, oral histories, images, and book excerpts. 鈥淩eading Dangerously鈥 features a foreward by author Neil Gaiman and an essay by former director James LaRue that looks forward to the foundation鈥檚 next 50 years. *Proceeds from this book support the .

144 pages, softcover, $20

Compiled by First Amendment advocate Robert P. Doyle, this banned books resource guide is packed with challenge entries, histories of core documents such as the Library Bill of Rights and First Amendment, infographics, timelines and explanations of legal cases. By offering straightforward, easily accessible information, 鈥淏anned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read鈥 becomes an indispensable resource for educators and researchers. It presents a visual narrative of the current state of literary censorship in America, while encouraging readers to explore the past and advocate for the future.

308 pages, softcover, $15

Reading banned books benefits our empathy, our worldview, and our democracy. Make a powerful statement about your freedom to read with this colorful vinyl sticker.

6" x 4", $4

Wear these buttons to celebrate your freedom of speech!

1.5" x 1.5", 18/pack, $18

Scholars Paul T. Jaeger and Natalie Greene Taylor provide听a much-needed introduction to the myriad information policy issues that impact information professionals. They elucidate the specific laws, regulations, and policies that impact information, including net neutrality, filtering, privacy, openness, and much more. And听explore the intersections of information policy with human rights, civil rights, and professional ethics.听

232 pages, softcover, $64.99

Designed by Carolyn Forsman, the bracelet features听The Adventures of Captain Underpants, King & King, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,听In the Night Kitchen, Athletic Shorts,听and听Blubber.

5-1/2" circumference, $12

Intellectual freedom is a core value of librarianship, but fighting to keep controversial materials on the shelves can sometimes feel like a lonely battle. And not all censorship controversies involve the public objecting to a book in the collection鈥攍ibraries are venues for displays and meetings, and sometimes library staff themselves are tempted to preemptively censor a work. Those facing censorship challenges can find support and inspiration in this book, which compiles dozens of stories from library front lines.

200听pages, softcover, $58听()

The freedom to receive ideas anonymously is at the heart of individual liberty in a democracy. Protect your privacy (as well as your lens) with these adhesive webcam covers.听The webcam covers attach to most computers, laptops, smart TVs, and monitors. For more resources and program ideas, visit听.

1.5" x听58", 12/pack, $17

Since it was established in 1967, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has championed the rights of library users to seek and receive information on all subjects from all points of view without restriction and without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others. The听Intellectual Freedom Manual听is more than just an invaluable compendium of guiding principles and policies. It's also an indispensable resource for day-to-day guidance on maintaining free and equal access to information for all people.听

296 pages, softcover, $70 ()

Collecting several key historical documents and policy statements, this supplement traces a history of ALA's commitment to fighting censorship. An introductory essay by Judith Krug and Candace Morgan, updated by former OIF Director Barbara Jones, sketches out an overview of 港澳台图库policy on intellectual freedom.听

172 pages, softcover, $85听()

When your public library invites the community to its spaces鈥攁 meeting room, an auditorium, bulletin board, or exhibit case鈥攜ou take on the responsibility to uphold First Amendment rights of free expression.听Grounded in the authors' expert guidance, this eBook, by听Mary Minow, Tomas A. Lipinski, and Gretchen McCord, will give your staff the knowledge they need to keep your library out of messy legal problems.听 The convenient Q&A format offers straightforward answers to common situations backed up with case citations for your trustees and attorneys to听feel confident serving your community while staying within the law.

48 pages, eBook, $25

Pour hot liquid in and the redactions disappear!

11 oz.,听$15

Do you read banned books? With a speckled background and bold lettering, these classic stickers are a great giveaway in classrooms or at programs, and a vivid reminder to continue reading books that challenge us.听

100/roll, $10

Highlight the First Amendment and affirm that your words have the power to stop censorship by hanging up this eye-catching poster in your library, home or office.听

22" x 34",听$16