University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The items in the Digital Collections of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language. The Library condemns discrimination and hatred on any grounds. As a research library that supports the mission and values of this land grant institution, it is incumbent upon the University Library to preserve, describe, and provide access to materials to accurately document our past, support learning about it, and effect change in the present. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement, we do not censor our materials or prevent patrons from accessing them.

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Electronic Records of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, 1990-2008

Born-digital records from the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) contain agendas, correspondence, conferences papers (annual and midwinter), budgets, member rosters, official forms, meeting minutes, memos, publications, speeches, manuals, reports, statements, photographs, posters, brochures, event programs, and newspaper reprints concerning the activities of the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC), The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT), the Committee on Professional Ethics, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Topical areas include of OIF's campaign Banned Books Week, Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), ALA code of ethics and users' rights, public library internet use policy, internet filtering, intellectual property and privacy, internet access management in U.S. public libraries, and membership to the Committee on Professional Ethics.

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