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Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom (FLIF)

We’re a University of Alberta student group that has actively opposed censorship and advocated for freedom of expression since 2004.


Image Description: Two people sit at a table of books that have been banned or challenged

We advocate against censorship through participation in events such as Banned Books Week and Freedom to Read Week.

Freedom of Expression

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We encourage freedom of expression through access to information, and participation in events such as Pride Week.

Social Responsibility

Image description: Four people hold up books at the Homeless Connect table

We encourage social responsibility through local partnerships with the Mustard Seed and the Homeless Connect conference.

Upcoming Events

March 24, 2022 Talk: FLIF & the Edmonton Social Planning Council Discuss Libraries and Persons Experiencing Poverty

FLIF and the Edmonton Social Planning Council will be hosting a presentation that challenges the common misconceptions of who are persons experiencing poverty, what their needs are, and how libraries can better support the population. Check back here and on our socials for more information about the event and registration as it becomes available.

March 24–April 1, 2022 Instagram Event: FLIF’s First Annual Banned Book March Madness!

Starting March 24th, 16 popular banned and frequently challenged books will go head-to-head on FLIF’s Instagram Stories. Come join us and vote on your favourite banned and frequently challenged books!

Are You a University of Alberta SLIS Student That Wants to Get Involved with FLIF?

While voting on new members and executives typically takes place in September, feel free to reach out to us if you want to support our team in any of the following roles. Email for more information.


FLIF is a student group based out of the University of Alberta.

Contact Us

If you want to know more about what we do, are interested in membership, or have a potential partnership you can reach us at:

Upcoming Events

March 24, 2022: Talk on Persons Experiencing Poverty and Libraries

March 24–April 1, 2022: Banned Book March Madness