Call for nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

For Immediate Release
Thu, 12/20/2012

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Nanette S Perez

CHICAGO — The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Individuals, a group of individuals or an organization are eligible for the award.

Sponsor and Deadline

The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award is sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1 of each year.  NOTE: The deadline for 2013 has been extended to Feb. 17, 2013.

Nominations

Established in 1979, upon the death of John Phillip Immroth, this award honors the courage, dedication and contribution of a living individual or group setting the finest kind of example for the defense and furtherance of the principles of intellectual freedom.  The award consists of a citation and a $500 prize. 

John Phillip Immroth was a teacher, author, scholar, advocate and defender of First Amendment rights.  He was the founder and first chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table in 1976.  His impact on the ideal of intellectual freedom and its practice was great. 

The Immroth nomination form (PDF) is available from the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Nominations and supporting evidence should be sent to:  Shumeca Pickett, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Telephone: (312) 280-4220 or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4220. Fax: (312) 280-4227. Email: spickett@ala.org

Past Immroth Recipients