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

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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.

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  • Volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Appointments are made by the PLA President and President-Elect, primarily in the spring.
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Julianna Kloeppel
Program Coordinator
312-280-5026
jkloeppel@ala.org