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Intellectual Freedom Champions
 


Oregon Library Association 
Solicits Nominations for the 2019 Intellectual Freedom Champion Award


 Information about the award

The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Oregon Library Association offers the OLA Intellectual Freedom Champion of the Year Award in recognition of the contribution made by an individual, group of individuals, or an organization or institution that has actively promoted or defended intellectual freedom in Oregon.  The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Oregon Library Association administers the Award and presents it at the Annual Awards Banquet held at the OLA Annual Conference.

Do you know an Intellectual Freedom Champion in Oregon?  Please consider nominating them for the award.  Nominations are due Monday, Feb. 11th, 2019.  For more information, please contact the chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee.  Current chair(s) are listed on the About the Intellectual Freedom Committee page.

 IF Award Nomination Form and Criteria (2 pages, pdf)


 

Intellectual Freedom Champion Award Recipients

2018
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
In recognition of their work to promote intellectual freedom,
from Oregon across the United States and the rest of the world

2016
Jean Gritter - Albany School District, Library Media Specialist
Blain Willard - Albany School District, Teacher
Jason Hay - Albany School District, Director of Secondary Curriculum
In recognition of their courageous efforts in support of their students’ freedom to read

2014
Senator Ron Wyden - United States Senate
 In recognition of his forceful and sustained campaign
to protect the privacy rights of individuals from government surveillance

2011
Katie Anderson - Oregon State Library, Youth Services Consultant
In recognition of distinguished service to libraries in Oregon
through the promotion and support of intellectual freedom

2009
Jean Townes - Albany School District, Teacher Librarian
In recognition of courage in the face of a book challenge

2006
ACLU Oregon
In recognition of outstanding efforts in support of intellectual freedom in Oregon

2000
Heather McNeil - Deschutes Public Library, Youth Services Coordinator
In recognition of distinguished services to libraries in Oregon

1999
Judy Harold
In recognition of distinguished services to libraries in Oregon

1998
Deborah Jacobs and Mary Ginnane - Multnomah County Library
In recognition of distinguished services to libraries in Oregon

1997
Candace Morgan -Intellectual Freedom Activist
In recognition of distinguished services to libraries in Oregon