Robert P. Doyle is the executive director of the Illinois Library Association. He is a noted authority and frequent speaker on First Amendment rights and the freedom to read. Under his leadership, the association has successfully opposed numerous legislative challenges to intellectual freedom. Prior to joining ILA, Doyle was director of the American Library Association’s International Relations Office. Currently, he serves as vice-president of the Freedom to Read Foundation and is a recipient of their 2009 Roll of Honor Award. He has edited Banned Books since 1983. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was born and raised in Milwaukee, and is a long-time resident of Chicago.