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Board Roster

2017 – 2018 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.

OFFICERS

President: Martin Garnar [Term 2, yr 2: Expires 2018]  Dean, Kraemer Family Library, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CO; 719-255-3115, martingarnarFTRF_at_gmail.com

Vice President: Em Claire Knowles [Term 2, yr 2: Expires 2018] Assistant Dean, Simmons, School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA; 617-521-2798; Fax: 617-521-3762; emclaire.knowles at simmons.edu

Treasurer:  Mario M. Gonzalez [Term 2, yr 1: expires 2019 Executive Director, Passaic Public Library; Passaic, NJ;  mgonzalez_at_passaicpubliclibrary.org


Executive Director & Secretary: James LaRue, Freedom to Read Foundation, Chicago, IL; 312-280-4226; JLaRue at ala.org


DIRECTORS

Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, New York, NY;  charles.brownstein at cbldf.org

Robert P. Holley, Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University, Huntington Woods, MI; rholley13_at_gmail.com

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

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos Ph.D. Student at School of Information Studies, R.A., Center for Information Policy Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI kritikos_at_uwm.edu

Herbert Krug, President, CrossRoads Marketing Solutions, Evanston, IL; Catalogmed_at_aol.com

Candace Morgan, Adjunct Instructor Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management, Portland, OR; cd_df_morgan_at_msn.com

Valerie Nye, Library Director at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. valnye_at_gmail.com

 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

James G. Neal, ALA President, University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University, NY; jneal0_ata_columbia.edu

Loida Garcia-Febo, ALA President-elect; loidagarciafebo_at_gmail.com

Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director, American Library Association, Chicago, IL; 312-280-1392; kfiels at ala.org

Helen Adams, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair, Online Instructor, Antioch University-Seattle; hadams1_at_centurytel.net


GENERAL COUNSEL

Theresa Chmara, Attorney-at-Law; 1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006; 202-508-3642; tchmara at verizon.net

 

FTRF COMMITTEES

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


 

ALA UNIT LIAISONS TO THE FREEDOM TO READ FOUNDATION

Note: updated July 2017

Robbie Nickel (AASL), Librarian at Sage Elementary School, Spring Creek, NV; rnickel@ecsdnv.net

Maggie Farrell (ACRL), Dean of Libraries at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Maggie.farrell_at_unlv.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)

Betsy Brainerd and Bruce Farrar (ALSC)

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), Associate 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

Patricia Hoffmann (Chapter Relations Committee) phofmann@comcast.net

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

TBD (LIRT),

TBD (LLAMA)

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

Roberto C. Delgadillo (REFORMA), Research Support Services Librarian at University of California, Davis, CA; rdelgadillo_at_ucdavis.edu

Nancy M. Bolt (RMRT Retired Members Round Table) President of Nancy Bolt & Associates, Arvada, CO; 303 642 0338 nancybolt_at_earthlink.net

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

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