Intellectual Freedom Round Table seeks nominations for awards

Contact: Nanette Perez


IFRT Staff Liaison


312-280-4223
For Immediate Release


November 7, 2005

Intellectual Freedom Round Table seeks nominations for awards

CHICAGO - The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) seeks nominations for its annual awards honoring exceptional achievement in the area of intellectual freedom.
The deadline for nominations and supporting materials for the John Phillip Immroth Memorial award, Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award, and the SIRS-ProQuest State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Award is December 1, 2005.

  • John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression. Presented annually, the award consists of $500 and a citation. For a nomination form, please visit
    http://www.ala.org/ifrt/immroth.

  • Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award honors a literary work or series of works, in the area of intellectual freedom, including matters of ethical, political or social concerns related to intellectual freedom. It is presented biennially. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Nomination applications are available online at
    http://www.ala.org/ifrt/oboler.

  • SIRS-ProQuest State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Achievement Award honors a state library association, or state educational media association intellectual freedom committee, or state Intellectual Freedom Coalition (IFC) that has implemented the most successful and creative state IFC project during the year. Presented annually, it consists of a citation and $1,000 donated by Social Issues Resources Series, Inc. (SIRS), a division of ProQuest. Nomination applications are available online at
    http://www.ala.org/ifrt/proquestsirs.

For more information on all IFRT awards, please visit the IFRT Web site at
http://www.ala.org/ifrt/awards. IFRT provides a forum for librarians to discuss activities, programs and problems in intellectual freedom; serves as a channel of communications on intellectual freedom matters; and promotes a greater opportunity for involvement among the members of the American Library Association (ALA) in defense of intellectual freedom. IFRT promotes a greater feeling of responsibility in the implementation of ALA policies on intellectual freedom. For more information on IFRT, please visit
http://www.ala.org/ifrt.