Tools & Resources

Explore resources for education materials, advocacy tools, research databases, professional development, and more.

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OIF Challenge Support


ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom provides forms to report challenges and assistance for those experiencing a challenge.

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Standards & Guidelines

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Ƶand its divisions have published several guidelines and standards. Here you'll find guidelines for accreditation and standards for library staff and personnel.

ƵStandards Manual

ƵStandards & Guidelines

ALA's Code of Ethics

A quote from the ƵCode of Ethics: "We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties..."


The ƵCode of Ethics translates the values of intellectual freedom that define the profession of librarianship into broad principles that may be used by all library workers as a framework for dealing with ethical conflicts.

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