Dr. Toni Samek is Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, where she has taught since 1994. Toni's books include Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American Librarianship 1967 to 1974 and Librarianship and Human Rights: A twenty-first century guide. Her scholarship has appeared in translation in such countries as Japan, Spain, Sweden, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey. Toni twice convened the Canadian Library Association Advisory Committee on Intellectual Freedom and is currently serving her second consecutive term on the Canadian Association of University Teachers Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee. Toni received the debut Library Journal Teaching Award in 2007, a Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Award in 2009, and in 2012 she was one of 10 professors in Canada to receive the 3M National Teaching Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is the first professor from the field of library and information studies to receive the 3M. In 2013, Toni
was honoured with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) Distinguished Alumni Award.