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.

FYI - SRRT Congratulates Tracie Hall (And Her Response)

  • 1.  FYI - SRRT Congratulates Tracie Hall (And Her Response)

    Posted Sep 22, 2023 08:55 AM
    Our message:

    Dear Tracie:

    We are so pleased to see that the Roosevelt Institute has recognized you with their Four Freedoms Award. Your commitment to the principles that are essential to democracy: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear, are so important to SRRT and the entire American Library Association. We greatly appreciate your strong commitment to SRRT values and for your leadership of the Association during these unprecedented, trying times. We admire your perseverance and dedication and thank you for all that you do. It is a well deserved award!


    Charles Kratz and April Sheppard, Co-coordinators of SRRT


    Tracie's response:

    Dear Charles and April:

    Thank you for this kind note.

    Please pass on my gratitude to all SRRT members. 

    All honors are shared. This one especially reflects the recognition that libraries and librarianship play an essential role in the maintenance of freedom. Thus, it is shared with the entire membership whose effort and support undergird our mission.

    This honor also reflects the specific values that SRRT reinforces for the American Library Association. As such, your message is warmly received with great gratitude.

    Much light,