ALA IFC Meeting Room Interpretation Revision Suggestions

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) has formed a working group to revise the recently adopted Meeting Room Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (view the interpretation, adopted in June 2018, here: These volunteers bring multiple voices and a broad range of perspectives to the table from throughout the association. But ultimately, they are united in providing a document that will uphold core values, is responsive to the concerns raised by library workers, and supports the communities of America’s libraries.

The working group is accepting anonymous suggestions to be incorporated into an initial draft of the revision. Leave comments on the working group’s online form by August 24. The working group plans to distribute a draft of the revised interpretation to the library community at large shortly after Labor Day for additional feedback, with the goal to present ALA Council a final draft for consideration by October 1.