While at ALA’s Midwinter conference, I was thrilled to hear the news that two very distinguished and prominent awards honored two very deserving and courageous freedom fighters. The Freedom to Read Foundation and Office of Intellectual Freedom proudly congratulate David Levithan on receiving the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award and Pat Scales on being the 2016 recipient of the ALSC Distinguished Service Award.
We welcome the appointment of James LaRue, Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, and Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation, effective January 4, 2016. In his application, LaRue noted “My passion for this core principle of librarianship is tightly bound with my own history. For me, librarianship – and life – is predicated on a respect for the fundamental dignity of individual inquiry.”
ALA’s Midwinter Meeting is in Boston and the Office for Intellectual Freedom will be there staffing the different committee meetings and programs. OIF meetings are open to any attendee, and are often a good way to learn about the business of ALA and Intellectual Freedom.
December 1st, 2015 The Freedom to Read Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday not just to raise awareness and funds for defeating censorship in schools and libraries, but also
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