Friday, August 31, 2007

Helen Adams Wins 2007 SIRS/Proquest Intellectual Freedom Award

Helen Adams, longtime advocate for intellectual freedom in schools and libraries, was selected by the WLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table as the recipient of the 2007 SIRS/Proquest Intellectual Freedom Award. Helen has been a constant voice of both passion and reason, working to make sure that the First Amendment rights of library users are understood as essential to the work of library professionals.

Helen is past-president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) of the American Library Association (ALA), and served on the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. She took the lead in developing the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association Intellectual Freedom Plan after the organization's reconfiguration in 2006. Helen is also the author or co-author of several books, including the forthcoming Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library. She is a Lifetime Member of WLA. Read more about Helen...

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