Oboler Award Deadline Extended

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/04/2017


Laura Koltutsky

Chair, Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award Committee

Intellectual Freedom Round Table

American Library Association


The Deadline for the Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award has been extended until December 15, 2017. Works that have been published in 2016-2017 are eligible to be nominated.

The Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award, which consists of $500 and a certificate, is presented for the best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. The award was named for Eli M. Oboler, the extensively published Idaho State University librarian known as a “champion of intellectual freedom who demanded the dismantling of all barriers to freedom of expression.” Works to be considered for the award may be single articles (including review pieces), a series of thematically connected articles, books, or manuals published on the local, state or national level in English or English translation. 

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians; serves as a channel of communications on intellectual freedom matters; promotes a greater opportunity for involvement among the members of the ALA in defense of intellectual freedom; promotes a greater feeling of responsibility in the implementation of ALA policies on intellectual freedom.