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Some Organizations Dealing with Intellectual Freedom and Open Access to Information
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
American Library Association (ALA) - Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Defending your rights in a digital world.
Freedom to Read Foundation (FTFF)
Established in 1969 as a First Amendment legal defense organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF is a separate corporation from the American Library Association, working in close liaison with the ALA. The secretariat is located in the Office for Intellectual Freedom, ALA Headquarters.
Maryland Library Association (MLA) - Intellectual Freedom Advisory Panel (IFAP)
The Intellectual Freedom Advisory Panel (IFAP) provides a forum for librarians who are interested in issues concerning intellectual freedom, access to information and censorship. (NOTE: Many of the other state library associations have an intellectual freedom component to monitor censorship issues.)