Freedom to Read Foundation Announces Elected Officers to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

For Immediate Release
Tue, 06/26/2018


Yumeka Brown

Program Officer

Freedom to Read Foundation


Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) trustees and staff are excited to announce the results of the 2018 election of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. Newly elected executive committee members began their new roles at the conclusion of the Freedom to Read Foundation annual meeting in New Orleans.  Please join us in congratulating the following:



Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Portland, Oregon


Vice President:

Emily Knox, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences, Champaign, Illinois



Mario Gonzalez, Executive Director, Passaic Public Library, Passaic, New Jersey


Executive Committee Members:

Robert P. Holley, Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University, School of Information Sciences, Detroit, Michigan


Valerie Nye, Library Director, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico


About the Freedom to Read Foundation

The Freedom to Read Foundation is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF was created in 1969 with the following purpose; promoting and protecting the freedom of speech and of the press; protecting the public's right of access to information and materials stored in the nation's libraries; safeguarding libraries' right to disseminate all materials contained in their collections; and supporting libraries and librarians in their defense of First Amendment rights by supplying them with legal counsel or the means to secure it.


The Freedom to Read Foundation is managed by a board of 15 trustees, 11 elected and four ex officio. Terms are two years, and board members may serve two terms. Trustees meet twice a year in conjunction with ALA Midwinter and Annual meetings.


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