SRRT Newsletters, 1969-2009
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Brief Description: Publications of the Social Responsibilities Round Table Newsletter (1969-), issued by SRRT Clearinghouse, contains unbound copies, news and opinions on the social issues facing the library profession, includes news on the national scene, task forces and affiliates, feedback, short bibliographies, activity reports, draft resolutions and reviews about intellectual freedom, freedom of information, equal employment opportunity, government intimidation of the press, status of women, affirmative action, and alternative publishers.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 49/2/10
Created by: Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
Volume: 1.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 07/01/1974. 1/4/2010
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Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by publication 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
Affirmative Action
Equal Employment Opportunity
Intellectual Freedom
Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
Women, Status of
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Social Responsibilities Round Tabl
Related Materials: Digital copies of the newsletter are available via the Social Responsibilities Round Table website. For more information please see