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Nominations open for 2015 FTRF Trustee election

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, November 3, 2014

Calling all FTRF members!

If you are interested in serving on the Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees - or know someone who would be a great candidate - consider submitting a nomination for the 2015 election. Nominations are open now through December 31 and should be sent to FTRF headquarters - see our press release for details.

Nominees must:

  • Be 2015 members of the Freedom to Read Foundation (contact us if you're not sure of your membership status).  
  • Agree to attend two full-day meetings per year, coinciding with the ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, June 25 in San Francisco.
  • Be enthusiastic volunteers, willing to help support the programs and goals of the Freedom to Read Foundation!

Questions? Contact Jonathan Kelley.

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Read FTRF trustee candidates' statements of interest

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, March 24, 2014
Next week, ballots will be mailed to all 2014 members of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Per election guidelines, each candidate for FTRF trustee has written a short "Statement of Qualification and Concern" to help guide the voting process. 

To help you get a fresh start on deciding who you'll be voting for - and as a reminder to those who have yet to renew your FTRF membership for 2014 (the deadline is Monday, March 31) - we have posted the candidates' statements online.  Voters will be able to select up to 5 candidates for election.

Enjoy!  And vote!

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slate for next month's trustee election

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Announced! The slate of candidates for next month's FTRF trustee election. All 2014 members will get ballots mailed to them on April 1, on which they can select up to five names. Ballots must be returned to our auditors by May 1. The elected trustees will serve two-year terms, 2014-2016.

To see the slate and (coming soon) statements of interest from the candidates, or for more information on the election process, please visit www.ftrf.org/?Elections.

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Nominations open for 2014 trustee elections

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Thursday, November 7, 2013

Nominations for the 2014 FTRF Board of Trustees election are now open.  To suggest someone for the election ballot (including yourself), email or mail the FTRF office; the Nominating Committee will make the final determination of the candidate slate.  

Nominees must be 2014 members of the Freedom to Read Foundation and be able to attend two in-person meetings each year.  For more information, check out our official announcement.

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Election nomination deadline extended

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, January 7, 2013

Calling all defenders of the freedom to read!  Are you - or is someone you know - a great candidate for the Freedom to Read Foundation's Board of Trustees?  If so, consider nominating yourself or him/her for the 2013 Board of Trustee election.

We have extended the deadline for submitting nominations to this coming Friday, January 11.  Send your nominations to ftrf@ala.org.

Trustees must be current members of the Freedom to Read Foundation, and are expected to attend two meetings per year, in conjunction with the American Library Association Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting.

Trustees are responsible for setting policy and for giving guidance to the Foundation regarding creating and implementing strategic plans; engaging in litigation and educational efforts; and promoting the Freedom to Read Foundation, its objectives, and encouraging membership therein.

Questions? Contact Jonathan Kelley at (312) 280-4226 or jokelley@ala.org. 

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