Our Mission

Intellectual Freedom Committee Mission & Responsibilities

The mission of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the New Hampshire Library Association is to uphold principles of intellectual freedom in New Hampshire by offering education, advocacy and support to New Hampshire’s libraries.
The Committee offers educational opportunities to librarians in the areas of intellectual freedom principles, censorship, patron privacy and confidentiality, and policy development.
The Committee publicizes and promotes American Library Association initiatives such as Banned Books Week and Choose Privacy Week, and shares national information related to intellectual freedom and open access.
The Committee also provides support to any NH library facing an intellectual freedom challenge.