Minutes, 1970-1972, 1992-2007
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Brief Description: Audio recording (1970-72) and digital surrogates (1992-2007) of the minutes of Action Council and Membership meetings, contains audio tapes and electronic records, includes discussions of business proceedings, Action Council and Task Force membership, policies regarding censorship, intellectual freedom, discrimination of minorities, social issues and women's interest, and planning for activities at ALA conferences, tapes of a conference held at Queen's College, N.Y. (1970), and a television interview of attorney Marvin Belli by Dick Cavett.
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Record Series Number: 49/1/1
Created by: Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT). Action Council (1968)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 07/03/1989. 3/5/2021
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/4901001a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by event date
Biographical Note for Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) : At the Kansas City ALA 1968 Annual Conference a petition was presented at the annual membership meeting asking for the formation of a Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) to provide a forum for discussion of major issues of the times and the responsibilities of librarians in relation to those issues (1). The Committee of Organization reported the matter to the ALA Council (2). The ALA established a Committee on the SRRT at its 1969 Washington D.C. Midwinter Meeting (3), which held an organizational meeting for the SRRT at the Atlantic City ALA 1969 Annual Conference (4). At the Annual Conference a Constitution was drawn up based upon the idea of aggressive volunteers. Task Forces addressed the issues of library education, intellectual freedom, black librarians, community participation in libraries, humanization of library personnel, ALA reorganization, and publishing (5). In 1983 the SRRT Task Forces were "Alternatives in Print," Coretta Scott King Award, Ethnic Materials Information Exchange, Feminist Task Force, Gay Liberation, International Human Rights, Library Union, Men's Issues, Peace Information Exchange, and Tools for Consciousness Raising (6).
Subject Index
Social Concerns
Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Al Kagan, SRRT member (digital content only)  3/5/2021 accession - digital transfer from Al Kagan, SRRT member, of meeting minutes from 1992-2007.