Judith Krug died over the weekend. Krug headed up ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) for decades–since 1967.
Jessamyn West offers a brief post that says it as well or better than I could.
I was slightly acquainted with Krug, and had the chance to chat with her at one or two state library conferences. She was as charming and interesting in person as she was relentless in pushing for the freedom to read and intellectual freedom.
Krug was one of the good ones. She’ll be missed. The work will continue.