• Libraries and the Patriot Legislation
The USA PATRIOT Act broadly expands law enforcement’s surveillance and investigative powers. To provide guidance to libraries ALA provides the following materials to offer guidance and suggestions how libraries should respond if law enforcement “knocks at the door.”
• Library Bill of Rights
This site includes the American Library Association’s Library of Bill of Rights and its interpretations. It also includes links to other ALA documents on intellectual freedom.
• Other ALA Policies, Procedures, Resolutions, and Guidelines Protecting the Freedom to Read
Includes links to policies on access, library resources, user behavior, confidentiality, and governmental intimidation.
• Information Policy: General Resources
A collection of resources provided by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.
• AASL Position Statements
Position statements adopted by the American Association of School Librarians. These statements cover access, confidentiality, staffing, scheduling, the role of school libraries and media specialists.
• ALIA Policy Statements
These policies were created by the Australian Library and Information Association.
• EDUCAUSE Information Resources Library Policy Issues
Links to policies created by higher education institutions.
• Policy Writing for Teacher Librarians
This site includes information on developing policies for a school resource center.