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TLA Intellectual Freedom Award
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Sponsor: TLA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Recognizes: The contribution of an individual or group who has actively promoted intellectual freedom in Tennessee.

Award: $500 and a plaque given to the award recipient.

Presented: TLA Annual Conference

Eligibility: Persons or groups who have actively promoted intellectual freedom in Tennessee. Activities of the last three years are eligible for consideration. Individuals and groups are encouraged to nominate themselves for the award.

Documentation: Include supporting documentation of the nominee's activities, such as:

  • written and approved policies and procedures relating to intellectual freedom
  • documented reports (newspaper clippings, minutes, etc.) of the role which the nominee played in advocating intellectual freedom
  • a description of programming activities and other methods of encouraging intellectual freedom on a continuing basis
  • any other relevant information which further clarifies the nominee's role in the promotion of intellectual freedom
  • one or more letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the nominee's contributions to intellectual freedom.

Any TLA member may make a nomination by submitting the form below. 

For more information, please contact the current chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee.

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