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.
From BCALA, posted by Ray Pun:
Join us for an important session at the ALA Annual Conference on registering and engaging voters!
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
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