New Office for Intellectual Freedom Director

The ALA has announced that Barbara M. Jones will be the new head of the for Intellectual Freedom.  She will replace Judith Krug, who served the office with honor and distinction. 

The ALA Press Release states ”

Twenty-first century IF issues are evolving quickly from those of the twentieth, due to the following: globalization of intellectual freedom issues; technology and privacy concerns; and an increasingly contentious civic discourse as witnessed in the recent health care Town Meetings…New intellectual freedom issues will need to be articulated in terms of our unchanging IF ideals – to the ALA membership, the general public, and to the organizations with which ALA collaborates.”

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