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Intellectual Freedom and Privacy: Home

Resources for libraries facing censorship and other intellectual freedom challenges.

Intellectual Freedom Books

There are a number of options for getting ahold of these books, depending where you live. Contact the State Library at 907.269.6570 if you have any trouble getting a book on this list. 

Report Book and Other Materials Challenges

American Library Association

Even if your challenge is resolved at the library level, we suggeest you report a challenge to ALA by submitting an Online Challenge Database Form. Alternately, you can print the Challenge Database Form (PDF), complete it, and fax it to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, at 312-280-4227.

 Alaska Library Association

Report instances of questioned materials which cannot be settled at library level to the chair of the Alaska Library Association (AkLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee, Mike Robinson in Anchorage, at

Thank you in advance for making our professional organizations aware of intellectual freedom issues here in Alaska. 

Intellectual Freedom Resources from ALA

The American Library Association (ALA) has a number of resources and offices useful in discussing and resolving intellectual freedom and censorship issues. 

Recent Articles on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries

The articles below are pulled from EBSCO Academic Search Premier by an automated search and is updated once per day. An article's appearance below does not imply endorsement of the author's views by the Alaska State Library. 

These articles should be viewable by anyone within the State of Alaska. If you have a problem viewing an article, go to the Alaska Library Network's Get Help form and fill it out. 

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