FTRF to award two scholarships for 'Intellectual Freedom and Censorship' LIS course

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For Immediate Release

Tue, 07/29/2014

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Freedom to Read Foundation

CHICAGO The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) will provide two scholarships to interested Library & Information Science (LIS) students for “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship,” a two-credit online course taking place Aug. 26–Oct. 10, 2014.  The course is provided by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) in conjunction with FTRF’s Judith F. Krug Fund Intellectual Freedom Education Project.

The scholarships are open to anyone currently enrolled in an LIS program other than the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS. Interested students are asked to fill out a short application, including a 200-word essay describing their interest in taking the course.  Course lectures will be synchronous, and students must be available on Tuesdays from 4 – 6 p.m. Central time.  For technical requirements associated with the course, please visit http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/itdweb/bbcollaborate/started.php

Students enrolled in programs affiliated with the WISE consortium will be provided course credit automatically upon completion of the course.  Others will need to coordinate course credit with their home institution.  

Applications are open through Monday, August 4 and the winners will be announced on Thursday, August 7.  For more information about the course and FTRF’s Krug Fund Education Project, please visit http://www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Education or contact Jonathan Kelley at jokelley@ala.org or (312) 280-4226.

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