Effective Date: September 01, 2017
Review Period: Annualy
Policy Owner: Library Director
The library has adopted two sets of guiding principles from library professional organizations. These principles guide our work ethic into daily practice:
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
Adopted June 19, 1939.
Amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27,
1967; and January 23, 1980; inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996, by the ALA Council
A strong intellectual freedom perspective is critical to the development of academic library collections and services that dispassionately meet the education and research needs of a college or university community. The purpose of this statement is to provide an interpretation of general intellectual freedom principles in an academic library setting and, in the process, raise consciousness of the intellectual freedom context within which academic librarians work.
Adopted by ACRL Intellectual Freedom Committee: June 28, 1999
Approved by ACRL Board of Directors: June 29, 1999
Adopted by ALA Council July 12, 2000
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