2016–2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES ROSTER
The Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees is composed of eleven elected trustees, each of whom serves two-year terms, along with four ex-officio trustees who are on the board by virtue of their offices in the American Library Association. The board year runs from the end of the Annual Meeting (usually late June) following elections through the end of the subsequent Annual Meeting.
President: Martin Garnar [Term 2, yr 1: Expires 2018] Dean, Kraemer Family Library, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CO; 719-255-3115, mgarnar at uccs.edu
Vice President: Em Claire Knowles [Term 2, yr 1: Expires 2018] Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA; 617-521-2798; Fax: 617-521-3762; emclaire.knowles at simmons.edu
Treasurer: Herbert Krug [Term 1, yr 1: expires 2018] President, CrossRoads Marketing Solutions, Evanston, IL; Catalogmed_at_aol.com
Executive Director & Secretary: James LaRue, Freedom to Read Foundation, Chicago, IL; 312-280-4226; JLaRue at ala.org
J. Douglas Archer, former chair ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee;
Peace Studies, Global Affairs and Political Science Librarian,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; 574-631-6656; archer.1 at nd.edu
Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, New York, NY; charles.brownstein at cbldf.org
Mario M. Gonzalez, Executive Director, Passaic Public Library; Passaic, NJ; mgonzalez_at_passaicpubliclibrary.org
Kathy Ishizuka, Executive Editor, School Library Journal, New York, NY; 646-380-0727; kishizuka at mediasourceinc.com
Emily Knox, Ph.D., MSLIS, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL; knox_at_illinois.edu
Candace Morgan, Adjunct Instructor Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management, Portland, OR; cd_df_morgan_at_msn.com
Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis nrichards at wustl.edu
Julia Warga, Director for Research and Instruction, Library and Information Services, Kenyon College: Former Chair, ALA's Intellectual Freedom Round Table. julia.warga at gmail.com
Dr. Julie B. Todaro, ALA President, Dean Library Services, Austin Community College, Austin, TX; jtodaro_at_austincc.edu
James G. Neal, ALA President-elect, University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University, NY; jneal0_ata_columbia.edu
Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director, American Library Association, Chicago, IL; 312-280-1392; kfiels at ala.org
Pamela Klipsch, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair; pklipsch at jeffcolib.org
Theresa Chmara, Attorney-at-Law; 1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006; 202-508-3642; tchmara at verizon.net
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE provides the general governance of the Foundation between business meetings, and consists of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and two other Board members. This is the only elective committee.
FINANCE COMMITTEE works closely with the Treasurer and the Executive Director to maintain the fiscal health of the Foundation by reviewing Foundation financial reports, opportunities for investment, etc.
FUNDRAISING & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE seeks to identify methods for generating Foundation revenue, and implements programs and campaigns to do so. Additionally, works to increase Foundation membership.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE develops the slate of nominees for the annual election of Board members.
ROLL OF HONOR COMMITTEE identifies a suitable recipient or recipients for the Foundation's Roll of Honor Award, as per established criteria.
DEVELOPING ISSUES COMMITTEE identifies key intellectual freedom issues that could be targets for future litigation, and suggests topics for board meeting discussions.
CONABLE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
KRUG FUND BANNED BOOKS WEEK GRANTS COMMITTEE
KRUG FUND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
UNIT LIAISONS TO THE FREEDOM TO READ FOUNDATION
Note: updated Jan 2016
Sabrina Carnesi (AASL), School Librarian, Crittenden Middle School, Norfolk, VA sabrina.carnesi at nn.k12.va.us
Maggie Farrell (ACRL), Clemson University Dean of Libraries; maggie4_at_clemson.edu
Mary Ellen Pellington (AILA), Director, Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM; 505-863-1291; Fax: 505-722-5090; library at ci.gallup.nm.us
Kay A. Cassell (ALCTS), Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Communication and Information, New Brunswick, NJ; 917-921-2730; kcassell at nyc.rr.com
To be announced (ALISE)
Chelsea Couillard Smith (ALSC), couillac_at_gmail.com
Eldon Ray James (ASCLA co-liaison), Researcher, Word & Pictures, Austin, TX; 512-413-5264; erayjames at gmail.com
Jonathan Reynolds (ASCLA co-liaison), Manager, Special Services, Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL; 904-630-0344; Fax: 904-630-0604; jerryr at coj.net
Sophia Sotilleo (BCALA), Assistant Professor/Access Services Librarian, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, The Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA; 484-365-7261; Fax: 484-365-8106; ssotilleo at lincoln.edu
Susan Schmidt (Chapter Relations Committee), United for Libraries President-elect; sjssusan at gmail.com
Candace Morgan (Committee on Legislation), 503-245-3868; cd_df_morgan at msn.com
Mario Gonzalez (ALA Executive Board), Executive Director, Passaic Public LIbrary, Passaic, NJ; 973-779-0474; mgonzalez at passaicpubliclibrary.org
Carolyn Caywood (GLBTRT), Virginia Beach, VA; cacaywood at cox.net
Howard S. Carrier (GODORT), Social Sciences Librarian & Copyright Advisor, James Madison University; 540-568-5277; carriehs_at_jmu.edu
Eric Suess (IFRT), Library Director, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID; 208-232-1263 x29; esuess at marshallpl.org
Jennifer Simon Halai (LITA), Seattle, WA; jshalai at kcls.org
Susan Moore (MAGIRT), Catalog Librarian/Bibliographer, University of Northern Iowa Rod Library, Cedar Falls, IA; 319-273-2781; Fax: 319-273-2913; susan.moore at uni.edu
Margo Sussman (NMRT), New Hyde Park, NY; mjs128 at gmail.com
Robert Hubsher (PLA), Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System, Middletown, NY; 845-243-3747 x242; Fax: 845-569-2010; rhubsher at rcls.org
Loida Garcia-Febo (REFORMA), Coordinator, Special Services, Queens Library, Queens, NY; 718-990-8569; Fax: 718-990-8626; loidagarciafebo at gmail.com
Bill McHugh (RUSA), Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL; bmchugh at northwestern.edu
Mark Hudson (SRRT), Adult Services Librarian, Monroeville Public Library, Monroeville, PA; 412-372-0500 x13; hudsonme at mac.com
Nann Blaine Hilyard (United for Libraries), Winthrop Harbor, IL; 847-872-2688; nbhilyard at gmail.com
Kristin Fletcher-Spear (YALSA), Administrative Librarian, Foothills Branch Library, City of Glendale Community Services Department, Glendale, AZ KFletcher-Spear at GLENDALEAZ.com
For more information
For more information on the Freedom to Read Foundation, please contact Freedom to Read Foundation, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226; Email ftrf at ala.org