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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.

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Fwd: Request for Responses to BSC DEI Steering Group Survey

  • 1.  Fwd: Request for Responses to BSC DEI Steering Group Survey

    Posted May 22, 2024 02:27 PM
    Forwarded from the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts' Bibliographic Standard Committee.

    Charles and April

    Sent from my iPhone

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: "Thompson, Madeleine" <>
    Date: May 22, 2024 at 9:30:24 AM EDT
    To:, "Mr. Charles E. Kratz Jr." <>
    Subject: Request for Responses to BSC DEI Steering Group Survey

    WARNING: This message originated from a source outside of the university.

    Dear April and Charles,


    I hope this message finds you well. I'm writing on behalf of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Group, a subgroup of the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts' Bibliographic Standard Committee. Formed in 2019, the Steering Group develops and executes projects aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion in rare materials cataloging (the practice and the professional community).


    I'm hoping to reach members of the SRRT with the request below.  Would you be able to pass this along to them?


    One of our initiatives is creating an online platform for people from marginalized communities who are interested in cataloging and metadata work to connect with one another. We are thinking of hosting this space on Discord. To help us determine if this is the right fit, we have created this short survey to see how familiar people in the field are with this platform. It shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes to complete and it will remain open until June 14, 2024. If you have a moment, could you please share this link with the members of the SRRT?



    Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any specific questions or concerns. In the meantime, thank you for your consideration.


    Best regards on behalf of the BSC DEI Steering Group,

    Madeleine Thompson




    Madeleine Thompson
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