Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

UIUC iSchool’s Dr. Emily Knox and ILA’s Cyndi Robinson Among Newly-Elected Freedom to Read Foundation Board Members

(via the American Library Association)

Six people were elected to two-year terms on the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Board of Trustees in the annual FTRF election held this past April. Current FTRF Vice President Emily Knox and Executive Committee member Robert Holley were both re-elected to the board. Peter Coyl, Sara Dallas, Eldon Ray James and Cyndi Robinson were newly elected. The candidates will join the FTRF Board of Trustees following the June Freedom to Read Foundation meeting in Washington, DC. Learn more about the candidates:

http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/Knox%20White%20Background.jpgEmily Knox is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her book, Book Banning in 21st Century America” (Rowman & Littlefield) is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars’ Series. She also recently edited Trigger Warnings: History, Theory Context (Rowman & Littlefield) and co-edited Foundations of Information Ethics (ALA). Her articles have been published in the Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research and the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.

Knox serves on the boards of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Beta Phi Mu, the Freedom to Read Foundation and the National Coalition Against Censorship. Her research interests include information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy and the intersection of print culture and reading practices.She is also a member of the Mapping Information Access research team. Knox received her Ph.D. from the doctoral program at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. Her master’s in library and information science is from the iSchool at Illinois. She also holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Smith College and an A.M. in the same field from The University of Chicago Divinity School.

http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/Robinson%20White%20Background.jpgCyndi Robinson is the deputy director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA), where she works with members throughout the state to support the values of intellectual freedom. She has served as chair and treasurer of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table and currently serves on the ALA Committee on Advocacy.

Prior to joining the ILA staff, she served as the assistant director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Leave a Reply