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.
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
2012 Rosalind Dennis
DeKalb County (GA) School District
Stone Mountain, GA
2007 Kristie Michalowski
Gwinnett County (GA) School District
Magill Elementary School
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