Carrie was one of the eight founding trustees of the Freedom to Read Foundation in 1969. At the time she was a school libraries consultant at the Alabama State Department of Education. Prior to that, she was a founder of the Alabama Association of School Librarians, an association for black school librarians during segregation. She later became a professor at Auburn University.
The Alabama School Library Association's Carrie C. Robinson Award honors an Alabama librarian who provides an innovative, creative, and exceptional library program for children or young adults. Carrie Robinson passed away in 2008.
THANK YOU, Carrie C. Robinson, school library administrator, library educator, intellectual freedom advocate. You have been an inspiration to librarians and intellectual freedom supporters all over this nation. For your service to the Freedom to Read Foundation in its formative years, we salute you. Not only did you champion the work of the Foundation, but you were willing to take a public stand on behalf of intellectual freedom and human rights in times of public turmoil. We are indebted to you for your continuing support of the Freedom to Read Foundation and its goals.
In recognition of your distinguished service and commitment, both as a trustee and member, the Freedom to Read Foundation salutes Carrie C. Robinson, Trustee, 1969-1974.
C. James Schmidt, President Judith F. Krug, Executive Director