District Dispatch: ALA invites nominations for 2018 James Madison Award

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office invites nominations for its James Madison Award. The award recognizes an individual or group who has championed, protected, or promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know at the national level.
The award is named in honor of President James Madison, known as “the Father of the Constitution.” Madison was a noted advocate for the importance of an informed citizenry, famously writing in 1822:
“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowlege …read more

Source: Planet Code4Lib