2016 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award given to Wendy Campbell
, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, given annually by the faculty of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and cosponsored by Libraries Unlimited. Campbell’s article in American Libraries, describes her experience in hosting an event as part of their Lifelong Learning cultural programs.
One of the three series was entitled “Perspectives on Islam,” which sparked strong protest by several community members.
Read Wendy’s experience: Perspectives on Islam in Montana: How a small community weathered controversy (April 15, 2016)
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