NYLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
The Intellectual Freedom Committee of NYLA works to educate NYLA members and other partners of the organization, elected officials, and community leaders about issues related to intellectual freedom. Specifically, the Intellectual Freedom Committee shall:
- Keep abreast of IF issues and legislation inside and outside of NYS.
- Act in concert with the Legislative Committee of NYLA to analyze and, as needed, act upon legislation that might have an impact on Intellectual Freedom.
- Function as a liaison to ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom and promote OIF support, resources and services for use by NY librarians, trustees and friends, etc.
- Administer the NYLA Intellectual Freedom Award.
The chair is appointed by the NYLA President-Elect for a one year term, with start and end dates coinciding with the Annual Conference. The NYLA President-Elect also appoints two at-large members who serve for a three-year term, with start and end dates coinciding with the Annual Conference. Each Section may appoint a representative to serve on the committee for a renewable one-year term, with start and end dates coinciding with the Annual Conference.