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Support FTRF on #GivingTuesday

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Tuesday, December 2, 2014

For 45 years, the Freedom to Read Foundation has dedicated itself to protecting the right of libraries to provide access to the world of knowledge and ideas. This #GivingTuesday, consider making a donation to the Freedom to Read Foundation, and help us keep censorship efforts at bay.

There are plenty of reasons to give: 

Your gift of $250, $100, $50, $25 – any amount – is tax-deductible.

Thanks to everyone who has made this such a successful 2014. FTRF has done good and important work in the courts, in libraries, in the classroom, and in the virtual world.  Help us continue that work in 2015!

Tags:  Conable Fund  Fat Angie  gifts  GivingTuesday  Judith Krug Memorial Fund  membership 

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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.

Tags:  Board of Trustees  election  membership 

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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.

Tags:  Board of Trustees  election  membership 

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It's our birthday! Help us celebrate by joining or renewing your membership

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Thursday, November 21, 2013

Actually, we missed it by a day! The Freedom to Read Foundation turned 44 on Wednesday, November 20. Over the years, thousand of librarians, attorneys, free speech activists, library trustees, authors, libraries, colleges, publishers, and other individuals and organizations have helped support our unique and powerful work of defending YOUR right to access information in libraries and beyond.

We have defended librarians facing challenges—some that were career-threatening, helped established important legal precedent, and educated untold numbers about the importance of libraries and access to information to our system of self-governance.

Today, we are a thriving organization with a multitude of cases, programs, and initiatives to continue the visionary work started four and a half decades ago.  

Please help us continue this work by:

 Our thanks for your continued support!

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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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