Intellectual Freedom Committee

Committee MembersGoals and Objectives

The Intellectual Freedom Committee is responsible for maintaining OLC’s policies on intellectual freedom and for offering guidance for specific Ohio problems, works with other committees and the OLC Board of Directors as the need arises, and maintains communication and interaction with other groups whose objectives parallel those of OLC in the area of intellectual freedom.

Banned Books Prison Escape Adventure!
Making prisoners out of books is not cool. No one should have to feel like they have to break into a prison in order to read something that they might enjoy. Rescue titles from the Prison for Banned Books in this new adventure game created by the OLC Intellectual Freedom Committee. The game is also available as an Alexa skill.

Check us out on Twitter @OLCIF!


Committee Members

Kaya Burgin, Chair (2018)
Westerville Public Library
Work: (614) 882-7277  x2125

Chris Thompson (2019)
Delaware County District Library
Work: (740) 549-2665

Megan Chrusciel (2019)
Westerville Public Libary
Work: (614) 882-7277 x2187

Jennifer Coventry (2020)
Wadsworth Public Library
Work: (330) 334-5761  x257

Jennifer Farrell (2020)
Huron County Community Library
Work: (419)933-8564 x1001

Matthew Kish (2018)
Dayton Metro Library
Work: (937) 496-8524

Mark Roma (2019)
Dayton Metro Library
Work: (937) 496-8700

Lyndsey Wasio (2019)
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Work: (330) 643-9000

Board Liaison: Kacie Armstrong
PDC Liaisons: Sarah Hintz, Julie Retherford


Purpose and Objectives

  • Create an Intellectual Freedom Training Video for OLC’s website.
  • Modify IF committee’s web presence on OLC’s website.
  • Continue to assess committee members’ strengths.
  • Develop and submit poster and program proposals for the 2018 Convention and Expo.
  • Engage with other OLC Committees and Divisions to provide for professional development opportunities.
  • Promote Banned Books Week 2018.
  • Promote intellectual freedom through regular contributions to Access, Twitter and other viable means.
  • Continue to offer intellectual freedom training sessions or educational presentations to member libraries and other organizations as requested.

Banned Books Week Video