Armed Forces Libraries Round Table Subject Files, 1990-2000
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Brief Description: Subject files of the Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (1990-2000), contains agendas, minutes, alerts, memoranda, manuals, bylaws, correspondence, membership lists, reports, and newsletters regarding policy and procedures, ALA Round Table Coordinating Committee, awards, budget, legislation, presidents, nominating, officers and committee chairs, strategic plans, treasury information, conference arrangements, and personnel issues, includes meeting minutes of presidents Jim Aylward (1991-1992), M. Ann Parham (1992-1993), Marsha Dreier (1993-1994), and Carolyn Eaton (1999-2000), of vice president Linda Resler, and of secretary Rebecca Slingerland.
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: 29/10/9
Created by: Armed Forces Librarians Section (1962-1972)
Volume: 2.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 08/01/2001. 1/28/2014, 1/11/2016, 1/10/2018
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Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject title and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for Armed Forces Librarians Section (1962-1972) :

As one of the original sections of the Division of Public Libraries (DPL), the Armed Forces Librarians Section (AFLS) was created in 1944 as the Service Librarians Section (SLS) (1).

The purpose of the AFLS has been "to promote quality library service to the Armed Forces community; to promote armed forces libraries in the military services, within ALA, and to nonmilitary libraries and library organizations; and to promote professional growth by providing continuing education and information to personnel who staff armed forces libraries" (2).

By 1950, the section had been renamed the Armed Forces Librarians Section which it remained through changes in the name and structure of the DPL into the Public Library Division (PLD) and finally the Public Library Association (PLA). Proposed Bylaws of the Armed Forces Librarians Section were approved at the ALA conference in New York City in 1952 (3). Until 1990, the AFLS was the only section to continually exist through the history of the PLA (4).

In 1990 after a request for a change in status while retaining the same purpose, the AFLS became the Armed Forces Library Round Table. The change was approved first by the ALA Committee on Organization and subsequently by the ALA Council at the Annual Conference (5).

The Section (and now the Round Table) present three annual awards: the Armed Forces Library Certificate of Merit and the Armed Forces Library Newsbank Scholarship Award (6).

Subject Index
Armed forces Libraries Round Table
Armed forces Library Section
Languages of Materials
English [eng]