Steven Booth receives 2012 FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship

Freedom to Read Foundation, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference

Congratulations to Steven Booth, who was chosen among dozens of great applicants as the recipient of the 2012 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation.  As the Conable Scholarship recipient, Booth will have his registration, travel, housing, and other expenses paid to the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference.  The conference will be June 21-26 in Anaheim.

Steven, who holds an MLS from Simmons College in Boston, is an archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration.  His expressed interest in connecting librarians and archivists working to promote intellectual freedom values was a main factor in his selection.

Steven will attend FTRF’s various meetings and events, and will be officially introduced at the FTRF Member Reception, Thursday, June 21, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in room 201A of the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Freedom to Read Foundation’s Gordon M. Conable Scholarship was created to advance two principles that Gordon Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship.  Conable was a California librarian and intellectual freedom champion who served several terms as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation.  His unexpected death in 2005 inspired his wife, Irene Conable and the FTRF Board to create the Conable Fund, which provides funding for the Conable Scholarship.  

To donate to the Conable Fund, please click here or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226. 

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