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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.

Voting program at annual: Forwarding from BCALA listserv

  • 1.  Voting program at annual: Forwarding from BCALA listserv

    Posted Jun 15, 2022 11:41 AM

    From BCALA, posted by Ray Pun:

    Join us for an important session at the ALA Annual Conference on registering and engaging voters! 

    Sustaining Democracy through Voter Engagement: National Voter Registration Day 2022

    Date/Time: Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm ET

    Location: Washington Convention Center, 150A

    In 2022, as we emerge from pandemic restrictions and with changes to voting laws in more than 40 states, libraries play a critical role in re-engaging communities, informing voters, and ensuring that every eligible voter has the opportunity to make their voice heard. Alongside ALA's voter engagement efforts and IMLS's voter education initiative, the Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA) is launching a concerted effort to increase awareness of and participation in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a non-partisan civic holiday that celebrates democracy and encourages participation in all levels of government. COLA is engaging with external partners and across ALA member groups to amplify outreach and ensure that libraries of all types and serving all communities speak with a united voice about the profound impact of libraries in voter engagement. Hear about that work from practitioners as well as thought leaders and service providers.

    Moderator: Dr. Steven D. Yates, Chair of ALA Committee on Library Advocacy  


    • Abby Kiesa, Deputy Director, Tufts Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

    • Danny Navaro, Partner Engagement Director, Nonprofit VOTE and NVRD

    • Roberta Sittel, Department Head, Government Information Connection, University of North Texas, chair of GODORT 

    • Diana Veiga, Civic Engagement Coordinator, DC Public Library

    Julie Ann Winkelstein, PhD, MLIS
    Librarian, writer, teacher, activist
    Author: Libraries and Homelessness: An Action Guide (
    Co-editor, ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) newsletter

    My pronouns are she, her, hers