IFRT Award Deadlines Extended

Intellectual Freedom Round Table

We have extended the deadline for nominees for the 2009 Intellectual Freedom Round Table Awards until January 9th! The awards will be presented at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

The John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award honors intellectual freedom fighters in and outside the library profession who have demonstrated remarkable personal courage in resisting censorship. The award consists of $500 and a citation. Individuals, a group of individuals or an organization are eligible for the award.

The ProQuest/SIRS State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Achievement Award is given to the most innovative and effective intellectual freedom project covering a state or region. Programs may be one-time, one-year or ongoing/multi-year efforts. The award consists of a citation and $1,000 donated by ProQuest.

Examples might include a statewide public relations initiative to promote awareness of intellectual freedom, programmatic assistance to meet a broad-based censorship challenge, coalition building or education outreach efforts, or effective reorganization or management of an intellectual freedom committee.

State libraries or library associations, educational media associations or programs, legal defense funds, intellectual freedom committees or coalitions and related parties are eligible for nomination by themselves or others.

Nomination forms are available here and here.

Nominations and supporting evidence should be sent to:

Jen Hammond, IFRT Staff Liaison, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. E-mail: jhammond@ala.org. Fax: 312-280-4227.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.