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Lucille C. Thomas2007 recipient - Past President, Brooklyn Public Library
Judith F. Krug1995 recipient (deceased) - FTRF Executive Director from 1969 founding to 2009

Judith Krug Fund Education Project
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Judith Krug Fund Intellectual Freedom Education Project

In addition to Banned Books Week event grants, the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund also will be funding online education efforts focused on intellectual freedom for library and information studies (LIS) students and library professionals. 

Judith was a fierce proponent of education, and among her many other accomplishments she taught classes and lectured frequently at LIS programs on intellectual freedom.  FTRF's intellectual freedom education project will incorporate Judith's writings and lectures to help create a comprehensive curriculum with content that can be used in a variety of educational venues.

New! LIS graduate-level course with Illinois: Fall 2014

FTRF is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a course on "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship" during the 2014 fall term (August 26-October 10).  The course will be taught by Professor Emily Knox on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Central Time.

Those at Illinois and other institutions in the WISE consortium ( are able to register via the WISE system.  For those at non-WISE institutions, please contact Tonyia Tidline, GSLIS director of professional development, at (217) 244-2945 or

New: FTRF is providing two scholarships for LIS students enrolled at institutions other than the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The application was open through Monday, August 4.

Each student who takes the course will be provided by FTRF a copy of the book True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries.  In addition, staff and volunteers from FTRF will lend their expertise as guest speakers, and videos and other materials created for the course will be available on this page.

If you are an LIS educator interested in assisting with this project, please contact Joyce McIntosh at


​Course scholarships

FTRF is pleased to announce two scholarship recipients for the 2014 "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship" course. The course is available to students currently enrolled in LIS programs other than the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The recipients are Berenice Prado Mendoza of Emporia State University and Jamie D. Carlstone of Dominican University.

Many thanks to all who applied and congratulations to the recipients!

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