About the Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award
The award named for Eileen Cooke, former director of the ALA’s Washington Office, honors an extraordinary leader who has built local grassroots awareness of the importance of access to information. Cooke herself was a tireless advocate for the public’s right to know and a mentor to many librarians and trustees
Open Governance Project New Jersey
The Open Governance Project (OGP) of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
The Open Governance Project has increased public awareness of government transparency by developing educational materials, offering informational seminars to community organizations, and providing free legal representation to individuals unlawfully denied access to public records or public meetings.