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.

SRRT Afternoon of Social Justice - Call for Proposals

  • 1.  SRRT Afternoon of Social Justice - Call for Proposals

    Posted May 21, 2024 10:12 AM

    SRRT Afternoon of Social Justice

    Proposal Deadline: June 9th
    Decision Made By: June 23rd

    Event Date: July 31st

    The ALA Social Responsibilities Round Tables (SRRT) is accepting proposals for our free virtual Afternoon of Social Justice event! SRRT believes social responsibility is a core value of librarianship and that library workers should work to address social problems and inequities. We are looking for presentations that reflect SRRT's promotion of social justice, human and economic rights, and progressive priorities within libraries and the library profession. 

    Possible presentation topics may include, but are not limited to: 

    • Services to and programming for underrepresented groups

    • Abolitionism and prison libraries

    • Homelessness, poverty and libraries

    • Libraries and the LGBTQ+ community

    • Feminism and libraries 

    • Library labor and unionization

    • International librarianship

    • Sustainability

    • Challenges to intellectual freedom

    • Progressive librarianship

    • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

    • Accessibility 

    • #critlib

    • Community partnerships

    • Education and training

    • Community health and libraries

    Recordings of past sessions can be found on our Afternoon of Social Justice website. To be considered, complete proposals must include a title and abstract. Presenters must also agree that sessions will be recorded and publicly posted online to help ensure equitable access to our programming. 

    Submit proposals here: 

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