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LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund

  • 1.  LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund

    Posted Jan 20, 2022 10:16 AM
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    Dear Colleagues,
    I am sharing some information about the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund.  Please share with people who may be facing intellectual freedom challenges or employment rights discrimination.  The fund relies on donations -and if you are able, please consider donating to this important resource.  All applications are confidential. 

    The LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund was established in 1970 as a special trust in memory of Dr. LeRoy C. Merritt. It is devoted to the support, maintenance, medical care, and welfare of librarians who, in the Trustees' opinion, are:

    • Denied employment rights or discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, age, disability, or place of national origin; or
    • Denied employment rights because of defense of intellectual freedom; that is, threatened with loss of employment or discharged because of their stand for the cause of intellectual freedom, including promotion of freedom of the press, freedom of speech, the freedom of librarians to select items for their collections from all the world's written and recorded information, and defense of privacy rights.
    I am happy to answer any questions.

    Sara Dallas
    Southern Adirondack Library System