ProQuest/SIRS State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Achievement Award

About the ProQuest/SIRS State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Achievement Award
The ProQuest/SIRS State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Achievement Award is given to the most innovative and effective intellectual freedom project covering a state or region.

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Award and Frequency

An annual award of $1,000 and a citation.
This award is given out on an annual basis.

Application Instructions

Fill out the Nomination Form.

Contact Information

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Selection Criteria

  • A project has been unusually successful in fundraising for the promotion of intellectual freedom efforts in the state or region.
  • A state committee, etc. has been unusually successful in coalition-building so that allied groups are marshaled effectively to support intellectual freedom in the state or region.
  • A state committee, etc. has done an exemplary PR task in promoting awareness of intellectual freedom issues in the state or region, as judged by numbers reached and/or other results.
  • A project has been effective in recruiting activists within and outside of librarianship to work with the state committee, etc. in intellectual freedom¬†projects.
  • A structure has been conceived that markedly enhances the continuity and effectiveness of state chapter efforts in intellectual freedom.
  • A committee, etc. has succeeded in galvanizing to an unusual extent support for intellectual freedom within a state chapter.
  • A state committee, etc., has intervened with special effectiveness in an intellectual freedom crisis in the state or region. Such intervention should preferably, in the opinion of the committee, have resulted in a clear victory over the forces of censorship.
  • Projects that can be generalized to other chapters will merit special attention of¬†the IFRT ProQuest/SIRS State and Regional Achievement Award Committee.