[Libs-Or] Fwd: [NMRT-L] FREE Freedom to Read Foundation memberships to new LIS grads
diedre08 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 12:29:50 PDT 2009
I am forwarding this because I know these lists have new LIS grads on them.
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From: Jonathan Kelley <jokelley at ala.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 8:59 AM
Subject: [NMRT-L] FREE Freedom to Read Foundation memberships to new LIS
To: nmrt-l at ala.org, ifaction at ala.org, stateifc at ala.org, ftrf-l at ala.org,
ala-ifc at ala.org
For Immediate Release
October 8, 2009
Freedom to Read Foundation offers free memberships to new library school
CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is offering free one-year
memberships to students graduating from ALA-accredited MLS and MLIS programs
and from school library media programs recognized by the American
Association of School Librarians
an educational unit accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education (NCATE).
Students whose graduation date was Aug. 1, 2009 or later can, upon their
graduation, download a membership form at www.ftrf.org/graduates and mail,
fax or e-mail it to the Freedom to Read Foundation.
“We are very excited to offer this gift to new librarians,” said FTRF
president Kent Oliver. “By becoming members of the Freedom to Read
Foundation, these professionals will be helping the librarians and library
supporters who are on the front lines defending intellectual freedom as well
as vital First Amendment litigation that helps uphold many of the core
values of librarianship. Offering these free memberships is our way of
encouraging the long-term support of the organization and the intellectual
freedom principles it upholds.”
As benefits of their membership, the graduates will receive the Freedom to
Read Foundation’s quarterly newsletter, and be eligible to vote in the
annual trustee election and attend FTRF member receptions. The membership
will be good through December 2010.
The Freedom to Read Foundation, an affiliated organization of the American
Library Association, was founded in 1969 to promote and defend the right of
individuals to freely express ideas and to access information in libraries
and elsewhere. FTRF fulfills its mission through the disbursement of grants
to individuals and groups, primarily for the purpose of aiding them in
litigation, and through direct participation in litigation dealing with
freedom of speech and of the press.
Question? Contact Jonathan Kelley at jokelley at ala.org or (800) 545-2433
Freedom to Read Foundation
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 545-2433 x4226 (toll-free)
(312) 280-4227 (fax)
jokelley at ala.org
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
Work phone & fax: 541-265-3066
Work email: diedre at beachbooks.org
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