Gordon M. Conable Award Jury

Charge

To select annually, a recipient of the Gordon M. Conable award, which is designed to honor a public library staff member, a library trustee, or a public library, which has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights. The recipient of the Gordon M. Conable award must have demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights in various ways, including, but not limited, to the following: developed and promoted collections that include diverse points of view; provided programs that promote community dialog on controversial issues; created and nurtured an organizational climate that fosters an understanding of the Library Bill of Rights amongst the library staff, library board, and elected and appointed officials; initiated activities at the local, state, or national level that promote, support, or defend intellectual freedom, the Library Bill of Rights, or the first amendment; guaranteed open access to library materials and services for children and young adults; guaranteed open access to electronic information; defended library materials, programs, or services when confronted with a censorship challenge.

Roster

Joe Filapek (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Tim Gleisner (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Amanda A. Grombly (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Donna J. Worden (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Julianna Kloeppel (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 10/01/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The Gordon M. Conable Award jury consists of members appointed from the membership at large serving 2 year terms and led by a chair.

Origin

Established at the request of the PLA Board.

Get Involved

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please read and fill out the online volunteer form.

  • Volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Appointments are made by the PLA President and President-Elect, primarily in the spring.
  • Volunteers must be members of ALA and PLA.

Staff Liaison

Julianna Kloeppel
Program Coordinator
312-280-5026
jkloeppel@ala.org