NYLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Charge

The Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) serves as a liaison between the NYLA membership and the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom (ALA-OIF), and maintains a strong partnership with NYLA's Intellectual Freedom Roundtable. The IFC promotes the use of ALA-OIF resources and services within New York State and acts in concert with NYLA's Legislative Committee to determine whether an intellectual freedom issue has a state legislative component. The IFC also administers the NYLA Intellectual Freedom Award.

Composition

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.

Intellectual Freedom Award

Learn more here about the Intellectual Freedom Award.

Intellectual Freedom Committee Roster

Click here to see the most up-to-date committee roster.