As stated on their website, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) "is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials." The links below will take you to the OIF homepage, the Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement, as well as a blog maintained by the OIF which contains the latest news and developments on issues related to censorship and intellectual freedom.
The Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) is a non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children. ChLA publishes Children's Literature and Children's Literature Association Quarterly.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA): Find book awards and booklists, events in children's literature, kits for children's literature events, and information about publications.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC): Find information about awards, information about national children's literature initiatives, online resources for kids, and advocacy resources.