Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The () is seeking nominations for the inaugural Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award
The Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award will recognize an Intellectual Freedom focused organization that has developed a strong multi-year, ongoing program or a single, one-year project that exemplifies support for Intellectual Freedom, patron confidentiality and anti-censorship efforts.
The award consists of a citation and $1,000 from the Gerald Hodges Fund, established following Hodges’ death in 2006.
Gerald Hodges joined the staff in 1989 as director of membership services and the . At his death in 2006, he was the associate director of communications and marketing, but his passion was still Intellectual Freedom and Chapter Relations. A charter member of the , Hodges willed a portion of his estate to support 's intellectual freedom efforts. Memorial contributions in recognition of Hodges came from many friends, colleagues and chapters following the establishment of the Gerald Hodges Fund.
Nominations and supporting evidence for the Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award must be received by , 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, 60611. Fax: 312-280-4227. E-mail: . Questions? Call 312-280-4220 or 800-545-2433, ext. 4220.. Nominations and supporting evidence should be sent via email, fax, or mail to: Shumeca Pickett,