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. The award recognizes a particular action or a long-term interest in and dedication to the cause of intellectual freedom. The Downs Intellectual Freedom Award was established in 1969 by the GSLIS faculty to honor Robert B. Downs, a champion of intellectual freedom, on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as director of the School and is co-sponsored by Libraries Unlimited. All GSLIS alumni as well as all supporters of Intellectual Freedom are welcome.
Meeting Type: Affiliate Event, Library School/Alumni Reunion, Social Event
C-Sponsors: LS, UNO
Cost: Included with full conference registration.