Libraries and the Internet Toolkit

At the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Intellectual Freedom Committee approved the final draft of the revised and updated “Libraries and Internet Toolkit: Tips and Guidance for Managing and Communicating about the Internet.” The toolkit is now available as a downloadable PDF.

The new toolkit is intended to be a practical guide to managing Internet services in libraries of all types. It includes up-to-date information on filtering, the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the use of, and access to, social media in libraries, guidelines on developing Internet policies, and practical advice on handling messaging and communications concerning library Internet services.

Our deepest thanks are due to 2010 ALA Emerging Leaders Eileen Bosch, Toni Dean, Amanda Robillard, Mara Degnan-Rojeski, and Yen Tran, who worked for over a year to write the new toolkit. Thanks, too, to immediate past IFC members Martin Garnar and Trina Magi, who guided and advised the Emerging Leaders in their work.