Tools & Resources

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

Experiencing a challenge? Get help.

OIF Challenge Support

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


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Promoting cultural and community programming as an essential part of library service.

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Bolstering libraries as central community leaders by equipping librarians with new tools and resources for innovative engagement.

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..."

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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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