Conference File, 1951, 1971-85, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000-2002, 2004-2006
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Brief Description: Conference Files of SORT, including conference papers "Developing Staff Morale" and "The Local Staff Organization and SORT" (1951), programs, flyers, correspondence, notes, and planning files (1971-85, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000-2002, 2004-2006).
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: 50/1/12
Created by: Staff Organizations Round Table (SORT)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 03/30/1979. 1/17/2020
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Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for Staff Organizations Round Table (SORT) :

In May 1936, a group of members of staff organizations met and organized SORT (1).  In 1937, the ALA Conference passed a resolution to formally organize SORT as a Round Table (2).  The purpose of SORT is to encourage the formation of staff organizations, to act as a clearinghouse for information about staff organizations, to bring staff organizations of library employees into closer relationships so as to foster mutual cooperation, and to cooperate with all ALA units that are set up to study and act upon personnel matters (3).


1-Steering Committee

2-Publications- SORT Bulletin

30-Constitution Revision



33-Projects, Special

1.  ALA Bulletin, August 1936, pp. 809-810.

2.  Ibid., October 1937, pp. 892-894.

3.  ALA Handbook of Organization, 1981-82, p. 140.

Subject Index
Staff Associations
Staff Organizations Round Table
Languages of Materials
English [eng]