Intellectual Freedom Award

The Georgia Library Media Association Intellectual Freedom of Information Award recognizes an individual for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by the American Library Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association.

Nominations are open to all Georgia school librarians who are current members of the Georgia Library Media Association.

Submit a written statement and or attach evidence demonstrating the role of your nominee in promoting intellectual freedom in the school library media programs.  Supporting documentation includes, newspaper clippings, educational workshop, programs, etc.

Award Winners
The recipient will be presented with a plaque and is eligible to enter the nominees for the 2017 American Association of School Librarians Intellectual Freedom Award.

Previous Award Winners

2016 Amy Bradley

         Glynn County (GA) School District

         Risley Middle School

         Brunswick, GA

2012 Rosalind Dennis

         DeKalb County (GA) School District

         Stone Mountain, GA

2007 Kristie Michalowski

        Gwinnett County (GA) School District

         Magill Elementary School

         Loganville, GA

 Nomination Deadline: December 30, 2016

Note: Organizations or individuals may make nominations.  Self-nominations will not be considered.  The recipient will be selected based on the evidence submitted that describes the role he/she has played in promoting intellectual freedom.

Click here for a nomination form. 

Please submit four (4) copies of the Nomination Form and Supporting Materials to the Intellectual Freedom Award Chairperson.  The nomination and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than December 30, 2016

Submit nominations forms and supporting materials to:

Valerie Ayer, Intellectual Freedom Award Chair
DeKalb County School District
Department of Educational Media & Instructional Materials
1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd.
Stone Mountain, GA  30083
678-676-2433(Voice) 770-939-5732(FAX)