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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Judith Krug

The library world lost one of its champions last Saturday when Judith Krug passed away. Judy was the founding, and only, director of the Office of Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association. Since 1968 she worked tirelessly for our First Amendment rights. She helped libraries large and small deal with censorship challenges. For most in our profession she was not only the voice of intellectual freedom, she was its persona.
I was honored to know Judy personally. She enriched the world by her presence. She will be missed.

1 comment:

  1. My sister is a librarian. She will be missed. I agree censorship is never the answer. Hopefully her work will continue on in new generations who will be inspired by her example.


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