Nonpartisan Political Organization Encouraging Civic Participation in Government

Library Freedom Committee

Bonnie Schmidt – Chair –

The function of the Library Freedom Committee is to monitor threats to library freedom and to lead the LWVLA’s 2023-2024 study of library freedom issues in the state. The committee will examine all aspects of library freedoms including access to library materials, access to libraries as public space, and particular threats to the access of young and LGBTQ+ community readers. It will also examine citizen participation in the governance and oversight of libraries at library boards and the legislature. The committee and study proceed on the basis of LWV positions on: (1) Citizen Rights, Individuals Liberties, (2) Citizen Rights, Right to Know & Citizen Participation, and (3) the LWV policy on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.