Intellectual Freedom Award

The Intellectual Freedom Award recognizes Ohio school librarians and/or other Ohio educators who demonstrate support for the American Library Association’s principles of intellectual freedom. Award recipients exhibit a strong commitment to First Amendment values through the active promotion of — and defense of — the freedom to read and ALA’s principles of intellectual freedom.

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The Award

The Intellectual Freedom Award recipient receives a commemorative plaque. The honoree will be recognized during the Awards Program at OELMA’s Fall Annual Conference. The recipient’s name will be announced via OELMA’s email list and posted on the Awards/Scholarship section of OELMA’s webpage.

Criteria

The Intellectual Freedom Award recipient will be selected from applicants and nominees who meet the following criteria:

Application

Applications should include the following materials:

Late materials will not be accepted. All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on February 18, 2020. You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.