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July 5, 2023

Impressions from the American Library Association Annual Conference, 2023

The promise of the American Library Association annual conference is the opportunity to learn from many different colleagues, especially about issues that span public, academic, and research libraries. This year’s conference, held June 22-27 in Chicago, continued this cross-collaboration on a number of important topics. Discussions around intellectual freedom were front and center at this year’s conference. While ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom documented a record 1,269 demands to censor books or other materials within 2022, data gathered by the…