February 6, 2016

Tattered Cover’s Meskis, Ft. Vancouver’s Morgan Win IF Awards

By LJ Staff

Joyce Meskis, owner of Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, has been named the
recipient of the 2002 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for Intellectual
Freedom, presented by the American Library Association (ALA) Intellectual
Freedom Round Table (IFRT). The award consists of $500 and a citation. Meskis
was chosen for her long-standing dedication and contributions to the defense of
the freedom to read, most recently in her lawsuit
resisting police from seizing confidential customer records in the course of an
investigation.

Meskis and Candace Morgan, associate director of the Fort Vancouver Regional
Library in Vancouver, WA, have been named recipients of 2002 Freedom to Read
Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Awards. Morgan is chair of the ALA Intellectual
Freedom Committee and past president of the FTRF; she recently testified before
Congress and in federal court against the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
All three awards will be presented at the ALA conference next month in
Atlanta.

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