From standing up for intellectual freedom to speaking to your representatives, you can play a role in advocating for Louisiana’s libraries.
Louisiana Library Association supports the development and improvement of libraries, library services, and librarianship in Louisiana and represents the needs of those who use the libraries as well as those who operate them. Use the resources in this toolkit to find out how you can be involved in advocating for our libraries.
The Louisiana Library Association denounces censorship of any kind, particularly in libraries. The LLA Code of Ethics, adopted by the membership in 1981 and located in the LLA Manual, makes clear our stance: Librarians must resist all efforts by groups or individuals to censor library materials. The American Library Association also condemns censorship and clearly states through the Library Bill of Rights that restricting access to library materials is a form of censorship, stating that "Attempts to restrict access to library materials violates the basic tenets of the Library Bill of Rights". Censorship always has been and always will be antithetical to librarianship. We stand with our colleagues and library users in fighting censorship in all its forms in Louisiana libraries.