Judith F. Krug Fund Intellectual Freedom Education Project
In addition to Banned Books Week event grants, the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund also funds 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.
"IF and Minors"
FTRF/OIF Joint Educational Webinar
We all have First Amendment rights, but does that include children?
Most of the challenges to the materials and services in libraries are launched by parents, and usually to protect children (some as old as 17). What freedom do they have to read, view, and check out the materials they want? Our speakers will explore how those rights can be protected and respected, and take a closer look at the rights of parents, teachers, and library staff who are concerned about age-appropriate materials.
Who Should Attend
Librarians; youth, public, K-12 school
Administration: directors, systems, superintendents, principals
Library Boards and School Boards
Organizations concerned with the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom
State Library Associations and Intellectual Freedom Committee members
Guest speakers: popular YA author Chris Crutcher and FTRF General Counsel Theresa Chmara.
FREE to FTRF Members!
LIS graduate-level course with University of Illinois
FTRF continues 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" taught by Professor Emily Knox.
Those at Illinois and other institutions in the WISE consortium (www.wiseeducation.org) are able to register via the WISE system. For those at non-WISE institutions, please contact Karla Lucht at U of I, (217) 244-3810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application now closed!
2016 FTRF offers 4 half scholarships
FTRF will provide four half-scholarships for the 2016 course for LIS students enrolled at institutions other than the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
If you are an LIS educator interested in assisting with FTRF's ongoing intellectual freedom education efforts, please contact Joyce McIntosh at email@example.com.