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.  Looking for libraries addressing youth homelessness prevention

    Posted Jun 11, 2024 07:45 AM
    Hello everyone,
    Please excuse cross-posting!

    I'm interested in finding libraries that are actively engaged in addressing some aspect of youth homelessness. I'm particularly interested in any work you're doing related to prevention but would love to hear about any programs, resources, partnerships, etc. related to this topic.
    Thank you!
    Julie


    Julie Ann Winkelstein, PhD, MLIS
    Librarian, writer, teacher, activist
    Author: Libraries and Homelessness: An Action Guide (https://products.abc-clio.com/abc-cliocorporate/product.aspx?pc=A5708P)
    jwinkels@utk.edu

    My pronouns are she, her, hers

    Google is not a verb!




  • 2.  RE: Looking for libraries addressing youth homelessness prevention

    Posted 30 days ago

    Julie,

    The Teen Services Associate at our downtown Central Library works closely with  a downtown agency that among other things offers resources and services for teens experiencing homelessness,  Youth Services of Tulsa. Teens who are staying at or active with Youth Services of Tulsa regularly visit Central Library to attend teen-focused programs, they get signed up with library cards, and they have opportunities to participate in small-group learning activities.

    All Tulsa City-County Library [TCCL] locations are "Safe Place" sites with Youth Services of Tulsa as the community hub. All library staff - even our Facilities crew -- are required to learn Safe Place processes. TCCL's Teen Services Coordinator works with the area Safe Place Coordinator to keep Safe Place signage fresh and resources & materials up-to-date.

    Pretty basic stuff. I'm eager to learn what other libraries are doing!

    Good luck with your research.

    Suanne 



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    Suanne Wymer
    Youth Services Manager
    Tulsa City-County Library
    She/Her/Hers
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