Freedom to Read Foundation

FTRF to award two scholarships for 'Intellectual Freedom and Censorship' LIS course

CHICAGO The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will provide two scholarships to interested Library & Information Science (LIS) students for “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship,” a two-credit online course taking place Aug. 26–Oct. 10, 2014.

John 'Mack' Freeman awarded 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected John "Mack" Freeman, a public librarian in Georgia, as the seventh recipient of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The Conable Scholarship will provide for Freeman's expenses to attend the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Freedom to Read Foundation hosts memorial reception for Carolyn Forsman at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will be hosting a memorial reception for Carolyn Forsman, the librarian and jeweler who passed away shortly before the 2013 Midwinter Meeting.  The reception will be from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in room 302 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Forsman, who was known by countless ALA Conference attendees for her wonderful jewelry (and purple hair!), exhibited nearly every year, with proceeds going to benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation.

Freedom to Read Foundation and ALA file brief in lawsuit challenging Arizona ethnic studies ban

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) yesterday joined with the American Library Association and several other library, education and free speech organizations in filing an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Arce v. Huppenthal, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona Revised Statute § 15-112(A).

Freedom to Read Foundation opens nominations for 2014 trustee elections

CHICAGO — Nominations are now open for the April 2014 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Board of Trustee elections.  Five positions on the FTRF board of trustees will be filled in the election to be held April 1 – May 1, 2014.

Judith Platt, Sen. Russell Feingold win 2013 FTRF Roll of Honor Awards

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced that past FTRF president Judith Platt and former Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold are the recipients of the 2013 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Awards.

Poole, Neal lead group of six elected to Freedom to Read Foundation board

CHICAGO Eva Poole, president of the Public Library Association and chief of staff of the District of Columbia Public Library, and Jim Neal, ALA treasurer and Columbia University Librarian, were the top two vote getters in the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) board of trustees election.  The election, which ran from April 1-May 1 was open to all Freedom to Read Foundation members.

Slate announced for 2013 FTRF trustee election

CHICAGO —Twelve candidates for the Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees have been slated for the 2013 election by the Nominating Committee, composed of Trustees Jonathan Bloom, Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. and Judith Platt, chair. There are six vacancies on the Board to be filled. Trustees are elected to two-year terms.

Applications open for 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by FTRF

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has opened applications for the 2013 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2013 Annual Conference, to be held June 27-July 2 in Chicago.

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