Social Responsibilities Round Table

2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project committee introduces new name and top ten feminist books for young readers

PHILADELPHIA -- The Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 committee (formerly known as the Amelia Bloomer Project), a subgroup of the Feminist Task Force (FTF) of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), selected its top ten books for 2020. Each year, the committee creates an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18, to be used by interested librarians, teachers, parents, and others who work with youth. The following titles were chosen as the 2020 Top Ten:

"Shout" by Laurie Halse Anderson  

Imani Perry to keynote 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO – Professor and author Imani Perry will deliver the keynote address at the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Philadelphia. The 2020 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace II Ballroom.

Kayla Kuni selected as 2020 SRRT Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) is pleased to sponsor Kayla Kuni as the group's 2020 Emerging Leader. The sponsorship consists of a $1000 award towards attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia and ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. As SRRT's Emerging Leader, Kayla will attend ALA Midwinter to participate in a day-long leadership session with additional online training that will continue for six months.

Social Responsibilities Round Table seeks applications for 2020 Herb Biblo Travel Grants

CHICAGO - The Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association (SRRT) is pleased to announce the second annual Herb Biblo Conference Travel Grants to help finance up to two SRRT members' attendance at the ALA Annual Conference. The $1000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration.

Social Responsibilities Round Table and Alternative Press Index to honor 50th anniversaries at joint celebration

CHICAGO — The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Alternative Press Index will celebrate each of their 50th anniversaries with a social gathering and discussion with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies at Busboys & Poets, 450 K St. N.W. in Washington, DC. The event will take place during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition on Saturday, June 22 and runs from 7 to 10 pm. Bennis will speak on “War Dangers Rising: Trump Foreign Policy & Lack Thereof.”

Journalist Stephen Kinzer to speak at 2019 SRRT Chair's Program

The International Responsibilities Task Force of the American Library Association's (ALA) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) will present "Subverting Other People's Elections: History and Resources" featuring noted journalist, author, and scholar Stephen Kinzer on Sunday, June 23rd, from 1:00-2:30 pm in rooms 158A-B in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Tracy Drake and Kate Adler named inaugural recipients of SRRT Herb Biblo Travel Grants

CHICAGO - The American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) is pleased to announced that it has awarded its first annual conference travel grants to Tracy Drake, archivist/librarian at Chicago Public Library and to Kate Adler, director of library services at the Metropolitan College of New York. The Herb Biblo Conference Travel Grants sponsored by SRRT help finance attendance at the ALA Annual Conference. The $1000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration.

2019 Amelia Bloomer List presents top ten feminist books for young readers

SEATTLE – The Amelia Bloomer Project, a subgroup of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s Feminist Task Force, announced its Top Ten feminist books for young readers, selected from the 2019 Amelia Bloomer List.

Jeanne Theoharis to keynote 20th annual King observance and Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO – Professor and author Jeanne Theoharis will deliver the keynote address at the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Seattle. The 2019 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in the Sheraton Grand Seattle Metropolitan Ballroom.

SRRT seeks applications for 2019 Herb Biblo Travel Grants

CHICAGO - The Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association (SRRT) is pleased to announce the first annual Herb Biblo Conference Travel Grants to help finance up to two SRRT members' attendance at the ALA Annual Conference. The $1000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration.