Michael Zimmer appointed editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/03/2017

Contact:

Deborah Caldwell-Stone
Deputy Director
Office for Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association
312-280-4224

CHICAGO —  Michael Zimmer, associate professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and director of the Center for Information Policy Research, has been appointed editor of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP) through the fall of 2018.

Additionally, Shannon Oltmann, assistant professor at the School of Information Science, College of Communication & Information, at the University of Kentucky will serve as associate editor, working with Michael Zimmer on content and editorial guidelines for the journal. Martin Garnar, dean of the Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, has agreed to serve as production editor, managing article submissions.

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), a quarterly journal published by the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, provides a forum for discourse on intellectual freedom and privacy issues arising in libraries, archives and educational institutions. The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy is available by subscription for $50 per year. Individual and institutional subscriptions are available online via the ALA subscription order form

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom 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 goal of the office is to educate librarians and the public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries. OIF supports the work of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee and its Privacy Subcommittee. For more information, visit www.ala.org/oif.