Freedom to Read Foundation announces nominating committee

Contact: Judith F. Krug
Director, OIF
For Immediate Release
October 24, 2006

Freedom to Read Foundation announces nominating committee

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has announced the nominating committee for its April 2007 election.
Committee members are: Francis Buckley, Arlington, Va. (chair); Anne Heanue, Alexandria, Va; and Candace Morgan, Portland, Ore.

Six positions on the 2007-2008 FTRF board of trustees will be filled in the election to be held April 2 - May 1, 2007.
The persons elected in the 2007 election will serve a two-year term on the board, beginning at the close of the 2007 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, and continuing through the end of the 2009 ALA Annual Conference.
Trustees are required to attend two one-day meetings per year, which are held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings.

Only FTRF members are eligible to seek election to the board.

Nominations should be sent by January 15, 2007 to: Freedom to Read Foundation, Attn: Francis Buckley, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.
Nominations also may be e-mailed to FTRF members also may be slated for candidacy by petition by submitting 25 signatures of current FTRF members in support of the candidate.
The executive director of the foundation must receive names of petition candidates and the required signatures to support each no later than March 1, 2007.

The Freedom to Read Foundation, a sister organization of the American Library Association, was founded in 1969 to promote and defend the right of individuals to freely express ideas and to access information in libraries and elsewhere.
FTRF fulfills its mission through the disbursement of grants to individuals and groups, primarily for the purpose of aiding them in litigation, and through direct participation in litigation dealing with freedom of speech and of the press.