To uphold the value of intellectual freedom in Virginia's libraries by monitoring and reporting on intellectual freedom issues in the Commonwealth.

Committee Member Roster


Resources and Continuing Education

Intellectual Freedom Issues and General Resources

Privacy Issues

Banned Books 

Fake News Info & Resources 

Reporting Challenges

Has your library experienced a challenge or a reconsideration of your materials, displays, website content, or another intellectual freedom issue?  Let the VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee know, and we can offer support, guidance, and resources for you and your library. If you aren’t sure what constitutes a reconsideration or a challenge, please report it and let us know anyway. 

Contact: VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair, Brian Manning

The American Library Association collects statistics on challenges as well to monitor trends in intellectual freedom issues. If you have received a challenge at your library, please fill out their quick and easy challenge report (this can be submitted anonymously).

Virginia Intellectual Freedom In the News

Recent News

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022


January 2022


December 2021

November 2021

ALA’s Book Challenges in the News: https://wakelet.com/wake/N7RZLAuxLEHqE1SRF_Wsl (The American Library Association (ALA) is fighting for the freedom to read! Leadership from the association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is quoted in more than 139 news articles from Oct. 3 - Nov. 11, 2021, including coverage from print, radio, and TV news outlets.)


October 2021

September 2021


August 2021

July 2021


June 2021

May 2021


April 2021


March 2021

February 2021

Past News Archive