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2018 – 2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEES ROSTER
The Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees is composed of eleven elected trustees, each of whom serves two-year Current Terms, along with four ex-officio trustees who are on the board by virtue of their offices in the American Library Association. The board year runs from the end of the Annual Meeting (usually late June) following elections through the end of the subsequent Annual Meeting.
*Term expirations are listed below in parentheses, where applicable.
Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, New York, NY (June 2019)
Emily Knox, Ph.D., MSLIS, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (June 2019)
Mario M. Gonzalez, Executive Director, Passaic Public Library; Passaic, NJ (June 2019)
Executive Committee Members:
Valerie Nye, Library Director, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM (June 2019)
James LaRue, Freedom to Read Foundation, Chicago, IL
Amanda Barnhart, Branch Manager, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO (June 2020)
Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, Ph.D. ,Student at School of Information Studies, R.A., Center for Information Policy Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (June 2019)
Herbert Krug, President, CrossRoads Marketing Solutions, Evanston, IL (June 2020)
James Neal, University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University, New York, NY (June 2020)
Calvin Reed, Senior News Editor, Publishers Weekly (June 2020)
Barbara Stripling, Senior Associate Dean | Associate Professor of Practice, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (June 2020)
EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEE MEMBERS
Loida Garcia-Febo, ALA President, International Library Consultant and President of Information New Wave, Brooklyn, NY (June 2019)
Wanda Brown, ALA President-elect, Director, C. G. O’Kelly Library, Winston-Salem (N.C.) State University, Winston-Salem, NC (June 2019)
Theresa Chmara, Attorney-at-Law, Washington, DC
Deborah Caldwell, Deputy Director, Freedom to Read Foundation, Chicago, IL
Yumeka Brown, Program Officer, Freedom to Read Foundation, Chicago, IL
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE provides the general governance of the Foundation between business meetings, and consists of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and two other Board members. This is the only elective committee.
FINANCE COMMITTEE works closely with the Treasurer and the Executive Director to maintain the fiscal health of the Foundation by reviewing Foundation financial reports, opportunities for investment, etc.
FUNDRAISING & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE seeks to identify methods for generating Foundation revenue, and implements programs and campaigns to do so. Additionally, works to increase Foundation membership.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE develops the slate of nominees for the annual election of Board members.
ROLL OF HONOR COMMITTEE identifies a suitable recipient or recipients for the Foundation's Roll of Honor Award, as per established criteria.
DEVELOPING ISSUES COMMITTEE identifies key intellectual freedom issues that could be targets for future litigation, and suggests topics for board meeting discussions.
CONABLE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
KRUG FUND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
ALA UNIT LIAISONS TO THE FREEDOM TO READ FOUNDATION
Maggie Farrell (ACRL), Dean of Libraries at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Maggie.farrell_at_unlv.edu
Mary Ellen Pellington (AILA), Director, Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM; 505-863-1291; Fax: 505-722-5090; library at ci.gallup.nm.us
Tom Adamich (ALCTS), President, Visiting Librarian Service, New Philadelphia, OH vls AT tusco.net
To be announced (ALISE)
Betsy Brainerd and Bruce Farrar (ALSC)
Eldon Ray James (ASCLA co-liaison), Researcher, Word & Pictures, Austin, TX; 512-413-5264; erayjames at gmail.com
Jonathan Reynolds (ASCLA co-liaison), Manager, Special Services, Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL; 904-630-0344; Fax: 904-630-0604; jerryr at coj.net
Sophia Sotilleo (BCALA), Associate Professor/Access Services Librarian, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, The Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA; 484-365-7261; Fax: 484-365-8106; ssotilleo at lincoln.edu
Patricia Hoffmann (Chapter Relations Committee) email@example.com
Candace Morgan (Committee on Legislation), 503-245-3868; cd_df_morgan at msn.com
Mario Gonzalez (ALA Executive Board), Executive Director, Passaic Public LIbrary, Passaic, NJ; 973-779-0474; mgonzalez at passaicpubliclibrary.org
Allan M. Kleiman (GLBTRT), Library Director, Montville Township Public Library, Montville, NJ
Howard S. Carrier (GODORT), Social Sciences Librarian & Copyright Advisor, James Madison University; 540-568-5277; carriehs_at_jmu.edu
Eric Suess (IFRT), Library Director, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID; 208-232-1263 x29; esuess at marshallpl.org
Brett Bonfield (LITA), Executive Director of Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ;
Susan Moore (MAGIRT), Catalog Librarian/Bibliographer, University of Northern Iowa Rod Library, Cedar Falls, IA; 319-273-2781; Fax: 319-273-2913; susan.moore at uni.edu
Margo Sussman (NMRT), New Hyde Park, NY; mjs128 at gmail.com
Robert Hubsher (PLA), Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System, Middletown, NY; 845-243-3747 x242; Fax: 845-569-2010; rhubsher at rcls.org
Bill McHugh (RUSA), Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL; bmchugh at northwestern.edu
Mark Hudson (SRRT), Adult Services Librarian, Monroeville Public Library, Monroeville, PA; 412-372-0500 x13; hudsonme at mac.com
Nann Blaine Hilyard (United for Libraries), Winthrop Harbor, IL; 847-872-2688; nbhilyard at gmail.com
Amanda Barnhart (YALSA), Teen Services Librarian, The Kansas City Public Library, KS; amandabarnhart_at_kclibrary.org
For more information
For more information on the Freedom to Read Foundation, please contact Freedom to Read Foundation, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4226; Email ftrf at ala.org