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Attention all LIS students and recent grads (within the last 3 years): FTRF again this year is offering free attendance at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference, via our Gordon M. Conable Fund. We're looking for someone with a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to intellectual freedom issues. Is that you? Find out more here!
Applications are open through April 11.
Please note that the Conable Conference Scholarship is made possible thanks to donations from FTRF members and other supporters. If you would like to help make a library school student or new librarian's conference dream come true, please consider tossing a couple of bucks into the Conable Fund!
Although online ticket sales for tomorrow's FTRF Banned/Challenged Author Event are now closed, we do have a limited number of spaces available for those who didn't purchase tickets in time. Please contact Jonathan Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Those of you attending next week's ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia are invited to join the friends and family of Carolyn Forsman at a reception in her memory on Friday, January 24th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
It's not too late to give the "Gift of Freedom" - fill out the form on our Gift Membership page by noon on December 20 and a membership card will be in the mail same-day! If you fill it out by Monday, December 23, an email will be sent within 24 hours notifying the new member of your generosity.
You can also give a gift membership by calling us at (800) 545-2433 x4223 or x4226.
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Frank Zappa's death from cancer at the age of 52. The Freedom to Read Foundation and ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom were, at the time, designated by his family as among the organizations to receive contributions made in his memory.
In addition to being a legendary and influential musician, Zappa was known throughout his career as a free speech activist. His efforts against the Parents Music Resource Center (spearheaded by Al and Tipper Gore) remain legendary. Following his death, Zappa was named to the Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor. Check out our page honoring his legacy at www.ftrf.org/?ROHZappa.