Freedom to Read Foundation

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.

Author Jamaica Kincaid headlines Freedom to Read Foundation fundraiser

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation will present author Jamaica Kincaid as the featured speaker at its annual banned/challenged author event and fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.  The event will take place from 7:30-10 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. (a short walk from the Convention Center).

Freedom to Read Foundation announces nominating committee for 2013 election

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced the nominating committee for its April 2013 election.  Committee members are: Judith Platt, Washington, D.C.  (chair);  Jonathan Bloom, New York;  and Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., Washington, D.C.

Freedom to Read Foundation unveils new website, blog

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) — the First Amendment legal defense organization affiliated with the American Library Association — has unveiled its new website. The site — which retains the URL — is a significant upgrade for the organization and will enhance the online experience for FTRF members, donors, grant and award applicants and those who want to know more about the cases and programs in which FTRF is involved.

Attorney Michael Bamberger wins FTRF Roll of Honor Award

CHICAGO — First Amendment attorney Michael A. Bamberger has been named the recipient of the 2012 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award.

Freedom to Read Foundation announces eight Judith Krug Fund grants for Banned Books Week events

CHICAGO —The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), via its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, has announced eight $1,000 grants to libraries, schools and other organizations in support of Banned Books Week events.  Banned Books Week, which will take place Sept. 30­–Oct. 6, 2012, celebrates the freedom to access information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship.


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