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Lucille C. Thomas2007 recipient - Past President, Brooklyn Public Library
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Trustee Elections
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On April 1 of each year, the current members of the Freedom to Read Foundation are sent ballots to vote on candidates to the Board of Trustees.  Trustees serve two-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms before stepping off the board for at least one year.  Trustees are required to attend two one-day meetings per year, which are held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings.

Nominations for trustee positions, including self-nominations, should be sent by December 31 of the prior year to Freedom to Read Foundation, Attn: Nomination Committee, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. In addition, nominations may be emailed to  FTRF members also may be slated for candidacy by petition by submitting 25 signatures of current FTRF members in support of the candidate. The executive director of the Foundation must receive names of petition candidates and the required signatures to support each no later than Jan. 31.

Only current FTRF members are eligible to seek election to the board.  To become a member, click here. To check your membership status, log in or contact FTRF at or (312) 280-4226.


Election Results

2014 election results

2013 election results

2012 election results

2011 election results

2010 election results

2009 election results

2008 election results

2007 election results

2006 election results

2005 election results

2004 election results



Candidate Slates & Statements of Interest

2014 candidate slate

Michael Baldwin, Director, Benbrook Public Library, Benbrook, TX

Thom Barthelmess, Curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Martin Garnar, Reference Services Librarian and Professor of Library Science, Regis University, Denver, CO

Robert Hubsher, Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System, Middletown, NY

Kathy Ishizuka, Executive Editor, School Library Journal, New York, NY

Julius C. Jefferson Jr., Information Research Specialist, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Gretchen McCord, attorney/trainer/consultant, Austin, TX

Pattie Piotrowski, Assistant Dean for Public Services, Illinois Institute of Technology, Paul V. Galvin Library, Chicago, IL

Julia Warga, Social Sciences Librarian, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Michael Wright, Interim Associate University Librarian and Director, Collections and Scholarly Communication, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2013 candidate slate

2012 candidate slate

See Also

FTRF Bylaws (See Article Three, Board of Directors, Section 4. Elections)


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