Office for Intellectual Freedom to host memorial in honor of Judith F. Krug at ALA Annual Conference

General Interest, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference, Office for Intellectual Freedom

Judith F. Krug

Since the death of Judith F. Krug on April 11, 2009, there has been an immense outpouring of support from both within and outside of the library community. All state chapters of the American Library Association–and many other groups–have passed resolutions honoring her life and achievements. Colleagues and friends of Krug have overwhelmed the staff of the Office for Intellectual Freedom with their notes offering memories, stories, and tributes. The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and dozens of other magazines, blogs, and newspapers published articles and opinion pieces reflecting on the incredible impact Krug had on libraries in the last half the of the 20th century.

We invite you to honor Judith’s memory and her works during a reception at the ALA Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th, at 6:00pm. The event will be held in the Hyatt Grand Regency Ballroom A. Kent Oliver, past chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee, will host the event. If you would like to say a few words, please e-mail me at