SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

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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.

Learn more about SRRT on the ALA website.

  • 1.  Fwd: resolution

    Posted May 21, 2024 10:29 AM
    Passing this on from Karyn Pomerantz.

    > Begin forwarded message:
    > Columbia University Librarians:
    > As library workers, we oppose the escalated and violent suppression of
    > speech, as well as increasing crackdowns on the free exchange of
    > ideas—two pillars of our academic community that Columbia claims to
    > uphold—that have come to define the 2023–2024 academic year. Locked
    > campus gates, whether against our Harlem neighbors or members of our
    > university community, are a disturbing symbol of the anti-democratic
    > and anti-intellectual climate the current Columbia administration is
    > attempting to make the new normal.
    > We endorse Columbia University Apartheid Divest’s six demands
    > (;!!DZ3fjg!7cmFAWcay3X52JY67ALfjtCpE5JxMQBpL7x_kl0ygA0g3s7ashCOEluiqMC4pUlP4G9z9dp85xVDmnTk8e7s3WI0C4Q$ ).
    > We reject anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab, anti-Black racism,
    > antisemitism, and Islamophobia. We reject the conflation of advocacy
    > for Palestinian rights with antisemitism, as thoughtfully articulated
    > by the April 10th Jewish faculty op-ed in the Columbia Spectator
    > (;!!DZ3fjg!7cmFAWcay3X52JY67ALfjtCpE5JxMQBpL7x_kl0ygA0g3s7ashCOEluiqMC4pUlP4G9z9dp85xVDmnTk8e7sGQB43zg$ ).
    > We stand in solidarity with students, faculty, and staff seeking
    > unfettered access to our libraries, archives, and special collections
    >;!!DZ3fjg!7cmFAWcay3X52JY67ALfjtCpE5JxMQBpL7x_kl0ygA0g3s7ashCOEluiqMC4pUlP4G9z9dp85xVDmnTk8e7sKunCSOI$ .
    > Karyn Pomerantz
    > Co-editor of the blog
    > Visit;!!DZ3fjg!7cmFAWcay3X52JY67ALfjtCpE5JxMQBpL7x_kl0ygA0g3s7ashCOEluiqMC4pUlP4G9z9dp85xVDmnTk8e7siSyIWFo$