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Emily Knox encourages #GivingfREADom!

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Emily Knox, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, encourages you to support the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

#GivingTuesday #GivingfREADom

Tags:  #GivingTuesday  Emily Knox  GivingfREADom  Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund 

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Enjoy the #FTRF45 Kickoff video

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the Freedom to Read Foundation's 45th Anniversary with our Google Hangout!  As promised, the kickoff was recorded and is available for all to view below:

A big thanks to the speakers, ​Chris Crutcher, Theresa Chmara​ , and Emily Knox!

Enjoy the video, and stay tuned to this page starting next month for announcements of special events and activities connected with #FTRF45!

Tags:  Barbara Jones  Chris Crutcher  Emily Knox  FTRF history  FTRF45  Theresa Chmara 

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Kick off #FTRF45 with us this Thursday!

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, November 17, 2014

November 20, 1969: The Freedom to Read Foundation articles of incorporation filed with the State of Illinois.

November 20, 2014: FTRF members kick off a year-long celebration of our 45th anniversary with a special Google Hangout

Please join YA author Chris Crutcher, along with FTRF trustees, staff, and members as we hold the first in a series of events celebrating 45 years of defending libraries, library users, and the First Amendment to the Constitution. This event is free and open to all. 

For those unable to attend live, the Hangout will be recorded and posted to FTRF's YouTube channel.

Starting in January, FTRF will hold a number of fundraising and awareness-raising events across the country. We'll let you know about events in your area, and other ways you can help support FTRF's litigation and educational efforts. The festivities will culminate in a very special online event next fall.

Make sure to use #FTRF45 for any Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or other social media post referencing these events over the coming 12 months.  We look forward to a great turnout!

Tags:  Barbara Jones  Chris Crutcher  Emily Knox  FTRF45  Julius Jefferson  special events  Theresa Chmara 

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FTRF offering 2 scholarships for "Intellectual Freedom & Censorship" grad course

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Thursday, July 31, 2014
FTRF is pleased to announce it will fund two scholarships for the 2014 "Intellectual Freedom and Censorship" course. The course, a collaboration between FTRF's Judith Krug Memorial Fund and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is available to students currently enrolled in LIS programs other than the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This is a ​synchronous​ course and students must be able to participate in online lectures every Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Central US Time between August 26-October 10. Students also must be able to meet these technical requirements.

Applicants are asked to fill out the form at www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Education, including an essay of up to 200 words describing interest in the course. 

Please note that Monday (yes, this coming Monday, August 4) is the deadline to submit an application. Recipients will be announced on Thursday, August 7.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in this fantastic opportunity, please spread the word!  If you have any questions, contact Jonathan Kelley at jokelley@ala.org or (312) 280-4226.

Tags:  Emily Knox  Judith Krug Memorial Fund  LIS  online learning  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

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