Name Term Contact
 Alvin M. Schrader
(Chair)
 2014 – 201 Professor Emeritus
University of Alberta
 Donna M. Bowman  2014 – 2016 Research Services Librarian
University of Regina
 Chantal De Medeiros  2014 – 2015 Library and Information Management
 Jaime A Griffis 2014 – 2016 Manager, Public & Branch Services
Barrie Public Library
 Brian Jackson  2014 – 2015 Assistant Professor
Mount Royal University Library
 Jason Openo  2012 – 2016 Manager, Centre for Integrated Teaching Experiences (CITE)
Medicine Hat College

Terms of Reference

  • To advise Executive Council with respect to:
    • the status of intellectual freedom in Canada, including pending legislation and the formation of public policy affecting intellectual freedom in Canadian libraries
    • the need for statements to the press, television, and radio on issues affecting intellectual freedom, especially as they affect libraries and the information professions
    • the content of the Intellectual Freedom Position Statement and the Code of Ethics
    • To promote and actively encourage intellectual freedom as a prime responsibility of the library profession in Canada.
    • To gather and disseminate Canadian information about violations of intellectual freedom, such as the practice of censorship.
    • To gather and disseminate Canadian information about threats to intellectual freedom, such as new legislation which could restrict intellectual freedom.
    • to maintain effective liaison with other organizations and groups in Canada and around the world that are also concerned with intellectual freedom.
    • To provide moral support to a librarian, library, or other individual or group – such as teacher or publisher – threatened by a censorship attack or other violation of intellectual freedom, and recommend monetary support from CLA/ACB should that become necessary.
    • To promote awareness about the Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada and to administer it annually as per the award terms of reference.
    • To collaborate with any Networks which develop related to intellectual freedom issues.in Canada and to administer it annually as per the award terms of reference.
      To collaborate with any Networks which develop related to intellectual freedom issues.

    Intellectual Freedom Position Statement Update 2015

    IF Statement Update 2015 (English) / Déclaration de l’ACB sur la liberté intellectuelle (Français)

    Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada:

    To promote awareness about the Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada and to administer it annually as per the award terms of reference.