Intellectual Freedom: Intellectual Freedom is a core value of the library profession.The American Library Association defines intellectual freedom as, "...the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored." To learn more about intellectual freedom visit ALA's webpage on Intellectual Freedom.
Censorship: Merriam Webster defines censorship as "The system or practice of censoring books, letters, movies etc...". For more on issues related to censorship and the first amendment visit ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
American Booksellers for Free Expression
Center for Democracy & Teaching
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP)
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
Office For Intellectual Freedom (ALA)
"In this short film, a Holocaust survivor, an Iranian author, an American literary critic, and two Museum historians discuss the Nazi book burnings and why totalitarian regimes often target culture, particularly literature". -From description of film, Nazi Book Burning