Entries Tagged as ‘Freedom to Read Foundation’

April 11, 2014

Remembering Judith

Five years ago today, Judith Krug passed away. To honor her memory, the Freedom to Read Foundation blog will host a series of remembrances about her life and legacy.  If you would like to add a memory, please feel free to email ftrf@ala.org or post a note in the blog’s comments. Click here to read the first […]

March 26, 2014

FTRF Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant applications now open

Cross-posted on Freedom to Read Foundation Blog Applications for Banned Books Week 2014 event grants via the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund are now open.  Applications will be accepted through April 30.Click here to apply: http://www.ftrf.org/?2014_KrugBBW.  Here are the application guidelines: Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant application guidelines 1. Event outline should […]

February 13, 2014

FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship applications open

From the Freedom to Read Foundation -  The Freedom to Read Foundation  has opened applications for the 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, which will enable a library school student or new professional to attend ALA’s 2014 Annual Conference, held June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two […]

July 18, 2013

FTRF, ALA join efforts to protect privacy and increase transparency around surveillance

Cross-posted to the FTRF Blog and Choose Privacy Week The Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association have joined with dozens of technology firms and other civil liberty organizations in calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to increase transparency surrounding government surveillance efforts. In a letter released this morning, FTRF, ALA, and the other groups led by […]

July 1, 2013

Musts for Monday: Intellectual Freedom activities today at #ALA2013

First there was Five for Friday, then Six for Saturday, and Seven for Sunday! Today we’re pleased to bring you Monday’s must-see Intellectual Freedom-related events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. It’s the last day of Conference for many, so let’s make the most of it! 1. ALA Council II – 8:30-11:30 a.m., McCormick Place S100c […]

June 29, 2013

Six for Saturday: intellectual freedom activities today at #ALA2013

After a wonderful evening celebrating the IFRT 40th Anniversary, we’re excited for these intellectual freedom-related goings on at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference:  1. IFRT Program: “How a Book is Saved: Challenges and How to Fight Them” – 8:30-10:00 a.m., McCormick Place S405 What motivates an individual to challenge materials in a library’s collection and how should the […]

June 28, 2013

Five for Friday: intellectual freedom activities today at #ALA2013

In addition to weaving through the hundreds of thousands of Blackhawks celebrants descending on downtown Chicago, here are five great programs/meetings/events going on today at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference: 1. IFC I & II – 8:30-10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m, Palmer House, Water Tower Parlor The ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee will be discussing […]

June 18, 2013

Programs, Meetings & Social Events at #ALA2013

The 2013 ALA Annual Conference is 9 days away! For a list of programs, meetings, and events sponsored by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, IFC, FTRF, IFRT, the Merritt Fund & the Committee on Professional Ethics, check out our main Conference programs page.  You can also do a search for “intellectual freedom” on the handy […]

June 17, 2013

Platt, Feingold win FTRF Roll of Honor Awards

Reposted from FTRF Blog Congratulations to Judy Platt and Russ Feingold for being named to the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor!  Read about their awards here. Judy is an FTRF Trustee and past president, who has been a major ally and supporter over her decades of work at the Association of American Publishers. Feingold was […]

March 28, 2013

Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant applications now open

Cross-posted from the FTRF Blog Applications are now open for FTRF’s 2013 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants. Grants in the amounts of $2,500 and $1,000 will be given to organizations in support of “Read-Outs” or other activities that celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 22 – 30, 2013). Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2013, […]

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