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.

Intellectual Freedom Resources

Committee Members

Meredith Wickham, Chair (2025)
Southwest Public Libraries
Work: 614-875-6716  x. 119

Ashley Balay, Past Chair (2024)
Westerville Public Library
Work: 614-882-7277 x. 2140

Kacie Armstrong (2025)
Euclid Public Library
Work: 216-261-5300  x. 5101

Megan Del Corso (2025)
Stark County District Library
Work: 330-458-2832

Randy Ebert (2025)
Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
Work: 330-744-8636

Jen Farrell (2026)
Huron County Community Library
Work: 419-933-8564  x. 1001

Corey Ferguson (2026)
MidPointe Library System
Work: 513-424-0659

Ariel Johnson (2025)
Mentor Public Library
Work: 440-255-8811

Jennifer Starkey (2025)
Elyria Public Library
Work: 440-323-5747



Board Liaison: Julianne Bedel
PDC Liaison: Bobbi Galvin
Staff Liaison: Jay Smith


Purpose and Objectives

  • Provide an online learning webinar for members.
  • Submit sessions for stand alone conferences.
  • Promote and engage new membership for the committee.
  • Submit a Year-In-Review program that brings real-time Intellectual Freedom issues to life.

Annual Report (PDF)