Dorothy was the 1998 recipient of the Roll of Honor Award.
A legend in the field of intellectual freedom for young adults, Dorothy and her partner, Mary K. Chelton, were the founders of VOYA - Voices of Youth Advocates magazine. An author and a professor at five major library schools, Dorothy was also the recipient of the 1987 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Dorothy passed away in 2011.
THANK YOU, Dorothy Broderick, for standing strong on behalf of intellectual freedom and the freedom to read and against censorship of ideas.
Thank you for serving as professor and mentor to an entire generation of librarians and for teaching the fundamental values of intellectual freedom to your students.
Thank you for being a shining example of how to deal with intellectual freedom challenges in libraries and for being there to assist librarians in need.
Thank you, Dorothy Broderick, for defending the rights of young people to open access in the library.
Thank you for being a role model for your colleagues across the nation. Thank you, Dorothy Broderick, for strengthening the profession of librarianship by being a part of it.
June Pinnell-Stephens, President Judith F. Krug, Executive Director