The Social Responsibilities Round Table works to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for human and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today. SRRT believes that libraries and librarians must recognize and help solve social problems and inequities in order to carry out their mandate to work for the common good and bolster democracy.
Learn more about SRRT on the ALA website.
I'm teaching a library school class this fall that focuses specifically on unaccompanied (i.e., youth without a parent/guardian) youth homelessness and libraries. If you've addressed unaccompanied youth housing/food insecurity through your library (public, academic, school, other), I'd love to hear from you. I'm interested in hearing about any work you've done: with local/national non-library partners, including partnerships, collaborations, sharing of information, sharing of resources, meetings, conversations, programs, etc.; on programs that are led by unhoused youth; or any other ways, big and small, that you've addressed this topic through your library.
Thank you! Julie Winkelstein, email@example.com
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