Nominations open for 2020 IFRT John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/10/2019


Kristin Pekoll

Staff Liaison

Intellectual Freedom Round Table

American Library Association


The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is accepting nominations for the 2020 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. This award, presented annually, honors notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression by a living individual, group, or organization. The award consists of a citation and $500. IFRT will present the award during the 2020 ALA annual conference in Chicago, IL. Past recipients include Jim Duncan and Lindsey Whittington.

The award is sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA). The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2019.

Visit the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award page for more information and to submit nominations.

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians; serves as a channel of communications on intellectual freedom matters; promotes a greater opportunity for involvement among the members of the ALA in defense of intellectual freedom; promotes a greater feeling of responsibility in the implementation of ALA policies on intellectual freedom. @IFRT_ALA