nominations for the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. The deadline
for nominations is October 1, 2014.
Given annually, the award acknowledges individuals or groups
who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it
impacts libraries and information centers and the dissemination of ideas.
Granted to those who have resisted censorship or efforts to abridge the freedom
of individuals to read or view materials of their choice, the award may be in
recognition of a particular action or a long-term interest in and dedication to
the cause of intellectual freedom.