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Freedom to Read Foundation
Board of Trustees

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President: Judith Platt [Term Expires 2009 (3rd yr.)], Director, Freedom to Read and Communications, Association of American Publishers, Washington, DC; 202-220-4551; Fax: 202-347-3690; jplatt at

Vice President: Candace Morgan [2008 (4th)], Portland, OR; 503-245-3868; cd_df_morgan at

Treasurer: James G. Neal [2009 (3rd)], Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, New York, NY; 212-854-2247; Fax: 212-854-4972; jneal at

Secretary and Executive Director: Judith F. Krug, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL; 312-280-4222; Fax: 312-280-4227; jkrug at


Bernadine Abbott Hoduski [2009 (1st)], Helena, MT; 406-449-9974; ber at

Therese Bigelow [2009 (3rd)], Assistant Director, Chesapeake Public Library, Chesapeake, VA, 757-382-8442; Fax: 757-382-8301; tbigelow at

Francis Buckley [2008 (4th)], Ann Arbor, MI; 734-369-6348; Fax: n/a; francisjbuckley at

Robert P. Doyle [2009 (1st)], Executive Director, Illinois Library Association, Chicago, IL; 312-644-1896; Fax: 312-644-1899; doyle at

Chris Finan [2008 (4th)], President, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, New York, NY; 212-587-4025, ext. 15; Fax: 212-587-2436; chris at

John K. Horany [2009 (1st)], Attorney-at-Law, John K. Horany, P.C., Dallas, TX; 214-884-4960; Fax: 214-884-4910; jhorany at

Deborah L. Jacobs [2008 (4th)], City Librarian, The Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA; 206-386-4102; Fax: 206-386-4108; deborah.jacobs at

Burton Joseph [2008 (1st)], Attorney-at-Law, Joseph, Lichtenstein & Levinson, Chicago, IL; 312-346-9270; Fax: 312-346-9275; JLLFIRM at


Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director, American Library Association, Chicago, IL; 312-280-1392; Fax: 312-944-3897; kfiels at

Kenton Oliver, Chair, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Executive Director, Stark County District Library, Canton, OH; 330-458-2710; Fax: 330-455-9596; koliver at

James Rettig, ALA President Elect, University Librarian, University of Richmond Boatwright Library, Richmond, VA; 804-289-8456; Fax: 804-287-1840; jrettig at

Loriene Roy, ALA President, Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Information, Austin, TX; 512-471-3959; Fax: 512-471-3971; loriene at


Theresa Chmara, Jenner & Block, 601 13th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 639-6000; Fax: (202) 639-6066; tchmara at


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE provides the general governance of the Foundation between business meetings, and consists of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and two other Board members. This is the only elective committee.

Judith Platt, President

Candace Morgan, Vice President

James Neal, Treasurer

Francis Buckley

Chris Finan

FINANCE COMMITTEE  works closely with the Treasurer and the Executive Director to maintain the fiscal health of the Foundation by reviewing Foundation financial reports, opportunities for investment, etc.

James Neal, Chair

Robert P. Doyle

Kent Oliver

Edward Swanson

Judith Platt

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE seeks to identify methods for generating Foundation revenue, and implements programs and campaigns to do so.

Francis Buckley, Chair

Chris Finan

John Horany

Deborah Jacobs

Burton Joseph

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE  works to increase Foundation membership.

Deborah Jacobs, Chair

Bernadine Abbott Hoduski

Therese Bigelow

Aimee Fifarek

Chris Finan

James Neal

NOMINATING COMMITTEE  develops the slate of nominees for the annual election of Board members.

Robert P. Doyle, Chair

Therese Bigelow

Candace Morgan

ROLL OF HONOR COMMITTEE identifies a suitable recipient or recipients for the Foundation's Roll of Honor Award, as per established criteria.

Kent Oliver, Chair

Candace Morgan

Ruth Newell


Roger Ashley (AASL), Executive Director, Michigan Association for Media in Education, Ann Arbor, MI; 517-394-2808; Fax: 517-394-2096; AshleyMAME at

Julianne P. Hinz (ACRL), Associate Director for Research & Learning Services, University of Utah Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT; 801-581-5071; Fax: 801-585-3464; juli.hinz at

Kay A. Cassell (ALCTS), Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Communication, Information & Library Studies, New Brunswick, NJ; 212-663-3232; Fax: 212-666-9097; kcassell at

Sharon Senser McKellar (ALSC), Children's Librarian, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA; 510-535-5623; Fax: 510-535-5641; dearanxiety at

Deborah Miller (ALTA), Hoffman Estates, IL; 847-882-3698; Fax: 847-882-4178; dmiller at

Carolyn Caywood (ASCLA), Librarian, Bayside Special Services Library, Virginia Beach Public Library, Virginia Beach, VA; 757-385-2688; Fax: 757-464-6741; ccaywood at

Dr. Joe F. Dahlstrom (Chapter Relations Committee), Director of Libraries, University of Houston-Victoria & Victoria College, Victoria, TX; 361-570-4150; Fax: 361-570-4155; dahlstromj at

Bernard A. Margolis (Committee on Legislation), President, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA; 617-536-5400 x4475; Fax: 617-236-4306; bmargolis at

Lyn Miller-Lachman (EMIERT), Editor-in-Chief, Multicultural Review, Albany, NY; 518-729-3976; Fax: Same as phone; dirtcheapfiction at, mcreview at

Francis Buckley (Executive Board), Ann Arbor, MI; 734-369-6348; Fax: n/a; francisjbuckley at

Lewis Day (GLBTRT), Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 617-495-2509; Fax: 617-495-1376; lewis_day at

To be determined (GODORT)

Cynthia Pirtle (IFRT), Director of Library Services, Moreno Valley Public Library, Moreno Valley, CA; 951-413-3881; Fax: 951-413-3895; cynthiap at

Edward Swanson (IRRT), Manager Contract Catalog Program, University of Minnesota MINITEX, Saint Paul, MN; 612-624-6390; Fax: 651-291-1261; eswanson at

W. Bede Mitchell (LAMA), Dean and University Librarian, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA; 912-681-5115; Fax: 912-681-0093; wbmitch at

Aimee Fifarek (LITA), Library Technology Supervisor, Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale, AZ; 480-312-7060; Fax: 480-312-7993, afifarek at

Susan Moore (MAGERT), Catalog Librarian/Bibliographer, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; 319-273-3661; Fax: 319-273-2913; susan.moore at

Julia Glynn (NMRT), Librarian & Technology Consultant, Olin and Chalmers Library, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH; 740-427-5834; Fax: 740-397-4112; glynnj at

Barbara Pickell (PLA), Library Director, Clearwater Public Library, Clearwater, FL; 727-562-4971; Fax: 727-562-4977; barbara.pickell at

Jo Ellen Priest Misakian (RUSA), Interim Dean/School of Education, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA; 559-453-2291; Fax: 559-251-7168; jmisakian at

Terrence W. Epperson (SRRT), Social Sciences Librarian, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ; 609-771-3352; Fax: 609-637-5177; epperson at

To be determined (VRT)

Kristin L. Fletcher-Spear (YALSA), Teen Librarian, Foothills Branch Library, Glendale, AZ; 623-930-3840; Fax: 623-930-3855; kfletcher-spear at


For more information on the Freedom to Read Foundation, please contact Jonathan Kelley, Freedom to Read Foundation, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226; Fax: 312-280-4227; jokelley at

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