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Much has changed in libraries and society since the publication of the 2004 revision of the Nebraska Library Association Intellectual Freedom Manual. The consensus of the current members of the Nebraska Library Association round table on Intellectual Freedom (NLA IF) was not to just revise the former manual, but to create an entirely new edition. In doing so, the authors have addressed a number of new issues. The intention was to keep it relatively brief but still useful. Readers should be able to read sections independent of one another for quick reference on topics of interest. For readers of the electronic version, there are many hyperlinks included.

Though this is a new edition, the introduction to the 2004 revision still applies: As librarians, we are all concerned with the concept of intellectual freedom. It is our professional obligation to provide varied forms of information that meet the varied interests and needs of our community members. It is also our professional obligation to oppose the efforts of those who would attempt to monitor, challenge, change, or remove the materials of choice in our society. This handbook provides access to relevant resources for all librarians who may face a censorship challenge. Included are interpretations from the Library Bill of Rights, policies and procedures, examples of useful forms, and a list of library related organizations that may be contacted for further information.

For additional information, readers are encouraged to consult the latest edition of the American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Manual, as well as manuals from other U.S. states' library organizations. A companion to the ALA manual is available online at . For current information about intellectual freedom issues in Nebraska, visit the NLA IF website.



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Zea Books


Lincoln, Nebraska


Intellectual freedom, Libraries, Nebraska


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Nebraska Intellectual Freedom Manual