In a year in which challenges to books in school and public libraries have become organized and a sad feature of political campaigns, awards to those fighting for the right to read become all the more worth celebrating. The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) presents three awards recognizing the commitment and strength of two very deserving leaders in that fight.
The deadline for the 2021 Gerald Hodges Award has been extended to February 26, 2021.
Do you know a great candidate or organization that has championed intellectual freedom causes in our profession and/or communities? Recognize their contributions by nominating them for Intellectual Freedom Round Table’s prestigious awards.
From these news stories, you can find many librarians and IF advocates responding courageously to these anti-intellectual freedom occurrences. From this, consider nominating an individual, group, or book for an intellectual freedom award from the American Library Association (ALA).
January 14, 2016 – A free biweekly compilation of news by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom including: current book challenges in libraries and schools; articles about privacy, internet filtering and censorship; ALA activities, conferences and institutes, products, online learning opportunities, awards and grants, international exchanges; and how to get involved and make the most of what ALA offers.
Call for nominations for the Gerald Hodges IF Chapter Relations Award The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a […]