Candy was one of two additions to the 2002 Roll of Honor.
Candy is the current president of the Freedom to Read Foundation - becoming the second person after her dear friend Gordon Conable to serve two stints in that role. Following her career as a public librarian in Vancouver, Wash., Candy has "retired" but is still actively involved in several areas of the library world, including as an instructor with Emporia State University.
As chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Morgan steered passage of several Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights, including those covering economic barriers, barriers due to gender and sexual orientation, and access to electronic information. Her first tenure as FTRF president saw key victories for the Foundation's First Amendment work, including important early recognition of civil liberties online. In 1997 the Oregon Library Association presented her with its first statewide Intellectual Freedom Award. Morgan testified before Congress and in federal court against the Children's Internet Protection Act, and frequently lectures and conducts workshops nationally on intellectual freedom topics.
THANK YOU, Candace D. Morgan, for many years of service to the Freedom to Read Foundation. Your vision, leadership, energy, and financial support have helped to sustain and strengthen the Foundation immeasurably. As Foundation president in a time of unprecedented activity, you set the bar high for those who would follow you.
Thank you, Candace, for your unwavering commitment to intellectual freedom, as witnessed by your important work as a member and chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, and as a member of the Washington Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.
Thank you for your First Amendment advocacy and activism at the local, state, and national levels. Your efforts continue to strengthen our rights to free expression and to check the efforts of those who would erode those rights.
Thank you, Candace, for your tireless efforts to train library boards, staff members, and others around the country regarding intellectual freedom and library ethics. Your encyclopedic knowledge of the issues, cases, and laws relating to these topics is truly astounding!
Thank you for passionately and eloquently representing librarians to the public, media, Congress, courts, and beyond. By doing so, you have provided a voice to those who might otherwise go voiceless.
Thank you, Candace, for exemplifying what it means to be an advocate for the First Amendment and the freedom to read. Thank you for being a librarian.
Gordon M. Conable, President Judith F. Krug, Executive Director Atlanta, GA June 2002