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2015–2016 BOARD OF TRUSTEES ROSTER

The Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees is composed of eleven elected trustees, each of whom serves two-year 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.

OFFICERS

President: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. [Term 2, yr 2: Expires 2016], Information Research Specialist, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; 202-707-5593; jcjeffjr at verizon.net

Vice President:  Martin Garnar [Term 1, yr 2: Expires 2016] Reference Services Librarian and Professor of Library Science, Regis University, Denver, CO; 303-964-5459; mgarnar at uccs.edu

Treasurer: James G. Neal [Term 2, yr 1: Expires 2017], Vice President for Library Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, New York, NY; 212-854-2247; jneal0 at columbia.edu

Executive Director & Secretary: Barbara M. Jones, Freedom to Read Foundation, Chicago, IL; 312-280-4226; bjones at ala.org


DIRECTORS

Kathy Ishizuka, Executive Editor, School Library Journal, New York, NY; 646-380-0727; kishizuka at mediasourceinc.com

Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA; 617-521-2798; Fax: 617-521-3762; emclaire.knowles at simmons.edu

Gretchen McCord, Attorney/trainer/consultant, Digital Information Law, Austin, TX; 512-470-8932; gretchen at digitalinfolaw.com

J. Douglas Archer, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair; Peace Studies Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; 574-631-6656; archer.1 at nd.edu

Loriene Roy,  Professor, University of Texas, School of Information  lori2011tx at yahoo.com

Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, New York. charles.brownstein at cbldf.org

Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis  nrichards at wustl.edu

Julia Warga, Librarian, Kenyon College: Former Chair, ALA's Intellectual Freedom Round Table. julia.warga at gmail.com


EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Sari Feldman, ALA President Elect; Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland, OH; 216-749-9483; sfeldman at cuyahogalibrary.org

Keith Michael Fiels, Executive Director, American Library Association, Chicago, IL; 312-280-1392; Fax: 312-944-3897; kfiels at ala.org

Pamela Klipsch, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair pamklipsch at gmail.com 


GENERAL COUNSEL

Theresa Chmara, Attorney-at-Law; 1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006; 202-508-3642; tchmara at verizon.net

 

FTRF COMMITTEES

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.

Julius Jefferson, President

Martin Garnar, Vice President

James Neal, Treasurer

Em Claire Knowles

Gretchen McCord

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.

James Neal, Chair

Martin Garnar

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.

Em Claire Knowles

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.

James Neal, Chair

Charles Brownstein

Kay Cassell

Nann Hilyard

Kathy Ishizuka

Gretchen McCord

Loriene Roy

Julia Warga


NOMINATING COMMITTEE develops the slate of nominees for the annual election of Board members.

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., Chair

Loriene Roy               

Neil Richards

ROLL OF HONOR COMMITTEE identifies a suitable recipient or recipients for the Foundation's Roll of Honor Award, as per established criteria.

Douglas Archer, Chair

Pamela Klipsch

Loriene Roy

Julia Warga

DEVELOPING ISSUES COMMITTEE identifies key intellectual freedom issues that could be targets for future litigation, and suggests topics for board meeting discussions.

Em Claire Knowles, Chair

Baxter Q. Andrews

Douglas Archer

Charles Brownstein

Maggie Farrell 

Martin Garner

Nann Hilyard   

Eldon Ray James

Gretchen McCord

Candace Morgan

Neil Richards


CONABLE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Julia Warga, Chair

Doug Archer

Pamela Klipsch

Candace Morgan

Loriene Roy


KRUG FUND BANNED BOOKS WEEK GRANTS COMMITTEE

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., Chair

Charles Brownstein

Nann Hilyard   

Eldon Ray James

Herb Krug

Wendy Stephens

​KRUG FUND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Martin Garnar, Chair

Nann Hilyard 

Kathy Ishizuka

Sophia Sotilleo

Wendy Stephens

 

UNIT LIAISONS TO THE FREEDOM TO READ FOUNDATION

Note: updated July 2015

Ann Martin (AASL), Educational Specialist, Henrico County Public Schools, IMC, Richmond, VA; 804-652-3700; Fax: 804-652-3616; libraryann at comcast.net 

Maggie Farrell  (ACRL), Dean of Libraries, Clemson University maggie4 at clemson.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

Kay A. Cassell (ALCTS), Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Communication and Information, New Brunswick, NJ; 917-921-2730; kcassell at nyc.rr.com

To be announced (ALISE)

Heather Acerro (ALSC), Head of Children's Services, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, MI; 507-328-2339; hacerro at gmail.com

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), Assistant 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

Susan Schmidt (Chapter Relations Committee), sjssusan at gmail.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 x6; Fax: 973-779-0889; mgonzalez at passaicpubliclibrary.org

Carolyn Caywood (GLBTRT), Virginia Beach, VA; cacaywood at cox.net

Baxter Andrews  (GODORT), baxter.andrews at libraries.idaho.gov

Eric Suess (IFRT), Library Director, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID; 208-232-1263 x29; esuess at marshallpl.org

Julia Warga (LIRT), Social Science Librarian, Olin and Chalmers Library, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH;740-427-5834; Fax: 740-427-5272; glynnj at kenyon.edu

Julia Warga (LLAMA) (see above)

Jennifer Simon Halai (LITA), Seattle, WA; jshalai at kcls.org 

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

Loida Garcia-Febo (REFORMA), Coordinator, Special Services, Queens Library, Queens, NY; 718-990-8569; Fax: 718-990-8626; loidagarciafebo at gmail.com

Linda Friend (RUSA), Head, Scholarly Communication, Penn State University, University Park, PA;814-865-0673; Fax: 814-865-3665; lxf5 at psu.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), Director, Zion-Benton Public Library, Zion, IL; 847-872-4680 x110; Fax: 847-872-4942; nbhilyard at zblibrary.org 

Wendy Stephens (YALSA), District Library Coordinator, Cullman City Schools, Huntsville, AL; 256-734-2923; Fax: 256-379-5311; wendysteadmanstephens at gmail.com  

 

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

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