A municipal court judge has cleared a Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library official arrested last year in a case drawing national attention because of its free speech implications. Steven Woolfolk, KCPL director of programming and marketing, was found not guilty September 8 on all three charges stemming from an incident at the library in May 2016. He had attempted to intervene in an incident in which a patron—a local activist—was confronted by outside security personnel during a question-and-answer session. ALA awarded KCPL and Woolfolk two awards this year for their defense of free speech.
Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library, Sept. 8