For immediate release | December 26, 2012

Deadline extended for IFRT Immroth Award nominations

CHICAGO —The deadline for nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award has been extended to Feb. 17, 2013. The Immroth Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Individuals, groups of individuals and organizations are eligible for the award.

The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award is sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA).

Nominations and supporting evidence should be sent to: Shumeca Pickett, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Fax: (312) 280-4227. Email: For more information, email or call (312) 280-4220 or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4220.

About the award

Established in 1976, upon the death of John Phillip Immroth, this annual award honors the courage, dedication and contribution of a living individual or group setting the finest kind of example for the defense and furtherance of the principles of intellectual freedom. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1.

John Phillip Immroth was a teacher, author, scholar, advocate and defender of First Amendment rights. He was the founder and first Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table in 1973. His impact on the ideal of intellectual freedom and its practice was great.


Nanette S Perez

Program Officer

Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

800-545-2433 ext.4225