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Kristin Pekoll-IL (staff)'s picture

IFRT Committee Updates

The following comments will be committee updates from each of the chairs

Eric Johnson-IL 91's picture

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In addition to our IFRT blog and newsletters, you can now follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  Our new social media coordinators Keith and Stephanie will be keeping you up to date with the latest happenings in the intellectual freedom world.  If you know of an intellectual freedom event or emerging issue you would like to share, please let us know.


Wanda Huffaker's picture

The Membership Committee contacted all New, Renewing, Reinstating and Non-renewing (or dropped) IFRT members. We sent them out a letter with our contact information, and with links to all of grand benefits they are receiving. Thanks so much to Kristin and Ellie for all of the work they have done to promote membership and to Steve and the previous Membership Committee. 

William Marden-NY's picture

The IFRT Program Committee, chaired by Bill Marden of NYPL, is working on its program for the ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program is shaping up to be a lively discussion of a current topic related to patron privacy; and will be in conjunction with a separate panel presentation by the Intellectual Freedom Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy. Stay tuned for more details!

Michael Furlong's picture

I would like to welcome new members to the Immroth awards committee,

Tyrone Heath Cannon, Candace D. Morgan and Kelley Flannery Rowan

As well as welcoming back returning members Nann Hilyard and Shane Roopnarine!


For 2018, we will be looking for a new candidate for the Immroth Intellectual freedom award!

Larissa Gordon's picture

The Coalition Building Committee is currently working to conduct outreach to state and regional Intellectual Freedom Committees, beginning by working to update the roster of state chairs. Starting in September we will be working on promoting the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award. This award consists of a citation and $1,000 and recognizes an intellectual freedom focused organization that has developed a strong program or project that exemplifies support for intellectual freedom (http://www.ala.org/ifrt/gerald-hodges). Members of this years committee include: Jordon Andrade, Brian Greene, Heather Hopkins, Isabel  Klein, Michael Oetting, Martin Patrick, and Floyd Pentlin. The committee is chaired by Larissa Gordon