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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: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. [Term Expires 2014 (2nd yr.)], Information Research Specialist, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; 202-707-5593; jcjeffjr at

Vice President: Robert P. Doyle [Term Expires 2015 (1st)], Executive Director, Illinois Library Association, Chicago, IL; 312-644-1896; doyle at

Treasurer: James G. Neal [2015 (1st)], Vice President for Library Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, New York, NY; 212-854-2247; jneal at


Helen Adams [2015 (3rd)], Fremont, WI; 920-667-4484; hadams1 at

Carol Brey-Casiano [2014 (4th)], Information Resource Officer, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC; Cbrey75 at

Chris Finan [2015 (3rd)], President, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, New York, NY; 212-587-4025, ext. 4; 212-587-2436; chris at

Herbert Krug [2015 (3rd)], President, CrossRoads Marketing Solutions, Evanston, IL; 847-869-2967; Fax: 847-869-2852; catalogmed at 

Mary Minow [2014 (4th)], Library Law Consultant,; 408-366-0123; Fax: same; minow at

Judith Platt [2014 (4th)], Director, Freedom to Read and Communications/Public Affairs, Association of American Publishers, Washington, DC; 202-220-4551; Fax: 202-347-3690; jplatt at

Eva Poole [2015 (1st)], Director of Libraries, Virginia Beach Public Library, Virginia Beach, VA; 757-385-8244; epoole at

Nancy Zimmerman [2014 (2nd)], Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate School, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; 803-777-9086; Fax: 803-777-8749; npz at


Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director, American Library Association, Chicago, IL; 312-280-1392; Fax: 312-944-3897; kfiels at

J. Douglas Archer, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair; Peace Studies Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; 574-631-6656; archer.1 at 

Barbara Stripling, ALA President; Assistant Professor of Practice, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; 315-443-1069; bstripli at

Courtney Young, ALA President Elect; Head Librarian & Associate Professor, Penn State Greater Allegheny, McKeesport, PA; 412-675-9109; cly11 at


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


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.

Julius Jefferson, President

Robert Doyle, Vice President

James Neal, Treasurer

Mary Minow

Nancy Zimmerman

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.

James Neal, Chair

Julius Jefferson

Judith Platt

Eva Poole

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.  (Note: the Fundraising and Membership Committees were merged in fall 2012.)

Herbert Krug, Chair

Helen Adams

Carol Brey-Casiano

Julius Jefferson

Jim Neal

Julia Warga

NOMINATING COMMITTEE develops the slate of nominees for the annual election of Board members.

Carol Brey-Casiano, Chair

Robert Doyle

Eva Poole

ROLL OF HONOR COMMITTEE identifies a suitable recipient or recipients for the Foundation's Roll of Honor Award, as per established criteria.

Judith Platt, Chair 

Robert Doyle

Chris Finan

DEVELOPING ISSUES COMMITTEE identifies key intellectual freedom issues that could be targets for future litigation, and suggests topics for board meeting discussions.

Chris Finan, Chair

Helen Adams

Doug Archer

Mary Minow


Julius Jefferson, Chair

Candace Morgan

Julia Warga


Eva Poole, Chair

Carolyn Caywood

Herb Krug

Jim Teliha


Ann Martin (AASL), Educational Specialist, Henrico County Public Schools, IMC, Richmond, VA; 804-652-3700; Fax: 804-652-3616; libraryann at 

Jim Teliha (ACRL), telihaj at

Mary Ellen Pellington (AILA), Director, Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM; 505-863-1291; Fax: 505-722-5090; library at

Kay A. Cassell (ALCTS), Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Communication and Information, New Brunswick, NJ; 917-921-2730; kcassell at

To be announced (ALISE)

Heather Acerro (ALSC), Head of Children's Services, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, MI; 507-328-2339; hacerro at

Eldon Ray James (ASCLA co-liaison), Researcher, Word & Pictures, Austin, TX; 512-413-5264; erayjames at 

Jonathan Reynolds (ASCLA co-liaison), Manager, Special Services, Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL; 904-630-0344; Fax: 904-630-0604; jerryr at

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

Kimberlee Ried (Chapter Relations Committee), Head of Public Programs, National Archives Records Administration, Kansas City, MO; 816-268-8072; Fax: 816-268-8037; libraryladie2000 at

Candace Morgan (Committee on Legislation), 503-245-3868; cd_df_morgan at

Mario Gonzalez (ALA Executive Board), Executive Director, Passaic Public LIbrary, Passaic, NJ; 973-779-0474 x6; Fax: 973-779-0889; mgonzalez at

Carolyn Caywood (GLBTRT), Virginia Beach, VA; cacaywood at

Jill H. Vassilakos-Long (GODORT), Head Special Collections & Government Documents, California State University, San Bernardino, CA; 909-537-7541; Fax: 909-537-7090; jvlong at

Eric Suess (IFRT), Library Director, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID; 208-232-1263 x29; esuess at

Julia Warga (LIRT), Social Science Librarian, Olin and Chalmers Library, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH;740-427-5834; Fax: 740-427-5272; glynnj at

Julia Warga (LLAMA) (see above)

Jennifer Simon Halai (LITA), Seattle, WA; jshalai at 

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

Margo Sussman (NMRT), New Hyde Park, NY; mjs128 at

Robert Hubsher (PLA), Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System, Middletown, NY; 845-243-3747 x242; Fax: 845-569-2010; rhubsher at

Loida Garcia-Febo (REFORMA), Coordinator, Special Services, Queens Library, Queens, NY; 718-990-8569; Fax: 718-990-8626; loidagarciafebo at

Linda Friend (RUSA), Head, Scholarly Communication, Penn State University, University Park, PA;814-865-0673; Fax: 814-865-3665; lxf5 at

Mark Hudson (SRRT), Adult Services Librarian, Monroeville Public Library, Monroeville, PA; 412-372-0500 x13; hudsonme at

Nann Blaine Hilyard (United for Libraries), Director, Zion-Benton Public Library, Zion, IL; 847-872-4680 x110; Fax: 847-872-4942; nbhilyard at 

Wendy Stephens (YALSA), District Library Coordinator, Cullman City Schools, Huntsville, AL; 256-734-2923; Fax: 256-379-5311; wendysteadmanstephens at  

For more information

For more information on the Freedom to Read Foundation, please contact Jonathan Kelley, Freedom to Read Foundation, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226; Fax: 312-280-4227; jokelley at

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