SRRT Resolutions

Resolution Archive

Here you will find full-text versions of SRRT Resolutions. Many resolutions are available in PDF format only. If your computer is not equipped with a PDF reader, please download Adobe Reader for free to access these archived issues.

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2020

Resolution Opposing the Free Speech and Intellectual Freedom Restrictions in the Combating BDS Act, Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, and Related Legislation (PDF) |
          Midwinter |
See 2020 SRRT Report | Status: Defeated in ALA Council
 

Resolution Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and the Right to Peacefully Assemble at ALA Conferences and Meetings (PDF)
          Midwinter | Status: Approved by ALA Council

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2019

Resolution on CIA Recruitment at ALA Meetings (PDF)
          Annual | Defeated in ALA Council
 
Resolution in Support of the Right to Publish Leaked Documents and for the Dismissal of Charges Against Julian Assange (PDF)
 
Resolution in Defense of the Free Speech Rights of Palestinian Rights Activists (PDF)
          Annual | Status: Referred to COL | See 2020 SRRT Report | Status: Defeated in ALA Council

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2018

Resolution on Socially Responsible Investments for the ALA Endowment Fund (PDF)
 
Resolution to Honor African Americans Who Fought Library Segregation (PDF)
          Annual | Adopted by ALA Council
 
Resolution to Reunite Detained Migrant Children with their Parents (PDF)
          Annual | Adopted by ALA Council

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2017

Resolution on Libraries as Responsible Spaces (PDF)
Resolution Establishing Family/Caregiver Status as a Protected Class in ALA Volunteer Work (PDF)
Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, and Library Patrons (PDF)
          Midwinter | Referred to COL/IFC | Revised Resolution Approved by ALA Council

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2016

Resolution on replacing the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal Aliens" with "Undocumented Immigrants (PDF)
Resolution for Restoring Civil Liberties and Opposing Mass Surveillance (PDF)

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2015

Resolution on the Systematic Racism the Motivated the South Carolina Shootings (PDF)
Resolution to Endorse Statement from the Movement for Black Lives of Charleston Shooting (PDF)
Resolution on Gun Violence (PDF)
Resolution Against Mass Surveillance of the American People (PDF)
Resolution on the Destruction of Libraries and Schools in Gaza (PDF) - Status: Defeated in ALA Council
Resolution on ALA Divestment from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions (PDF)

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2014

Support for Whistleblower Edward Snowden
          Midwinter | Status: Defeated in ALA Council, 2 substitutes passed

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2013

Resolution in Support of Whistleblower Edward Snowden (PDF)
Resolution in Support of Whistleblower Bradley Manning (PDF)
Resolution Reaffirming ALA Support for Whistleblowers (PDF)
Resolution on Divestment of Holdings in Fossil Fuel Companies and Libraries Role in a Peaceful Transition to a Fossil-Free Economy (PDF)

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2012

Resolution on Access to Information and Wikileaks (PDF)
Resolution on Homelessness and Libraries (PDF)
Resolution in Support of Whistleblower Bradley Manning (PDF)
Resolution on Voter Suppression in America (PDF)

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2011

Resolution on WikiLeaks and Federal Agencies
Resolution in Support of WikiLeaks

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2010

Resolution in Support of National Health Care
Resolution for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration
Resolution in Support of Labor Clauses in All Hotel Meeting Room Contracting by the American Library Association

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2009

Resolution on the Connection Between the Recent Gaza Conflict and Libraries
Understanding Gaza - One Conference, One Book - ALA Reads
Resolution on Libraries and the War in Iraq

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2008

Resolution on the Crisis in Kenya
Resolution on the Confiscation of Iraqi Documents from the Iraq National Library Archives
Resolution on Guantanamo & the Rights of Prisoners to Read
Resolution Concerning ALA Policy Opposing Sweatshop Labor and Support Union Businesses

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2007

* Resolution on Defunding the Iraq War – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 160/161, p. 6 (PDF)

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2006

Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom and Against the So-Called "Academic Bill of Rights"
* Resolution on the Darfur Genocide – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 158/159, p. 10 (PDF)

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2005

In Loving Memory of Noel Peattie
Resolution Against Disinformation Campaigns
Resolution on Endorsement of "Bringing America Home Act"
Resolution on the Connection Between the Iraq War and Libraries
Resolution on Disinformation, Media Manipulation & the Destruction of Public Information

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2004

Resolution Against the Use of Torture as a Violation of Our Basic Values as Librarians
Resolution Against the Use of Racist Training Materials by the U.S. Military
Resolution Calling for the End of Travel Restrictions to Cuba
Resolution on the Occupation of Iraq

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2003

Resolution on the Iraq Crisis

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2002

Resolution Against the War in Afghanistan
Resolution Against Secret Tribunals
Resolution on the Protection of Privacy Rights
Resolution on Collection Development and Library Programming in Times of Conflict
Destruction of Palestinian Libraries, Archives, and Other Cultural Resources (PDF)
* Protecting the Interests of America's Libraries under the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 140, p. 6 (PDF)

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2001

Resolution on Costs of CSK Breakfast Cancellation
Resolution on Quorum for ALA Membership Meetings
Resolution on ALA and the Marriott Boycott

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2000

Resolution on Socially Responsible Investment
Resolution on World Trade Organization Policies Affecting Libraries
Resolution on Cuban Libraries
Resolution and Response to the Draft of the ALA International Relations Agenda 2000-2005

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1999

Resolution on the Spectrum Initiative
Resolution on ALA Membership Meeting Quorum
Resolution on Sandy Berman
Resolution on ALA and Professional Disputes in Libraries Involving the Infringement of Librarians Rights and Responsibilities
Resolution on the Militarization of ALA and General Powell's Keynote Speech
Resolution in Support of EPA Libraries

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1998

Resolution on the SRRT Budget Situation - Text of this resolution is included in the SRRT Newsletter Issue 127, p. 3 (PDF)
Resolution on Pastors for Peace Bookmobile Caravan to Cuba - Text of this resolution is included in the SRRT Newsletter Issue 127, p. 3 (PDF)
Resolution on the Multilateral Agreement on Investments (MAI) - Text of this resolution is included in the SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 2 (PDF)
Resolution on Equal Access to Senate and House Press Galleries for Internet Reporters - Text of this resolution is included in the SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 2 (PDF)
Resolution on the Boy Scouts of America - Text of this resolution is included in the SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 3 (PDF)
Resolution on Socially Responsible ALA Investing - Text of this resolution is included in the SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 3 (PDF)
Resolution on Environmentally Responsible Papers - Text of this resolution is included in the SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 4 (PDF)

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1997

Resolution on Library Service to Homeless People
Resolution on the "American Memory Project"
Resolution on Cataloging-In-Publication for Self-Published Materials
Resolution on the Use of Chlorine-Free Papers
Resolution on Hawaii State Public Library System Outsourcing
Resolution on the Outsourcing of Collection Development
Tribute to Hawai'i Librarians
Resolution on ALA and the Gates Library Foundation

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1996

Resolution in Support of Omaha Library Workers
Support of Freedom of Expression and Human Rights at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair
Resolution on Independent Booksellers
Resolution on Subject Headings Relating to Class and Poverty
Resolution on Stephen Stillwell

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1995

Resolution on Ameritech
Resolution on Mumia Abu-Jamal

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1994

Resolution on the National Information Infrastructure (NII)
Resolution on Code of Conduct for Businesses Operating in South Africa
Resolution on SRRT Study Committee
Resolution on the ALSC/Boy Scouts Relationship
Resolution on the Restatement of Certain Ideals of ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table
Resolution on David Langlois Williams and His Position Within the Social Responsibilities Round Table of ALA
Resolution on SRRT Awards

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1993

On the Billions of Books Campaign
On the Colorado Boycott
On Future Conference Sites
On Corporate Sponsorship Issues
On the "Seeds of Change" Exhibit
Resolution on Egyptian Censorship
Resolution on the IFLA Conference in Havana, Cuba
Resolution on Haiti
Resolution on "Mother" Jones
Resolution on United States Military Surveillance Information
Resolution on the Library of Congress
Resolution on Domestic Partnership Benefits for ALA Staff
Resolution on the ALA Council Voting Record
Resolution on the Task Force on Israeli Censorship and Palestinian Libraries
Resolution on the Closure of California Library Schools
Resolution on Israeli Censorship
Resolution on New Statesman and Society Defense

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1992

Resolution on the Mark Rosenzweig Case
On Loyalty Oaths
On Wilson Library Bulletin
On Israeli Censorship
On Universal Health Care
On the Seville Statement
On Omar al-Safi
On Gay and Lesbian Rights

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1991

Resolution on the Persian Gulf
Resolution on FBI Interrogation of Arabs
Resolution on Access to Information and Discrimination Against Marginal Users
Censorship

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1990

* Resolution on the FBI Library Awareness Program – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 95, p. 4 (PDF)
* Resolution on Discriminatory Practices by Recruiting Agencies – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 95, p. 4 (PDF)
* Resolution on the Environment – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 95, p. 4 (PDF)
Resolution on Israeli Censorship
Resolution on Poor People's Services Policy
Columbus Quincentennial Resolution
Resolution on Guidelines for Librarians Interacting with South Africa

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1989

Resolution on Access Restrictions to Online Databases for Labor Union Subscribers
Free Membership Resolution
Resolution on Affirmative Action
Resolution in Support of Chinese Students and Faculty in the U.S.
Resolution on the Suppression of the Non-Violent Movement in the People's Republic of China

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1988

* To Prepare a Proposal for Implementing an Affirmative Action Plan at ALA Headquarters – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 87, p. 1 (PDF)
* No Membership Dues Increases for Three Years – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 89, p. 1 (PDF)

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1987

* In Support of the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 83, p. 2 (PDF)

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1986

* Access to Information on National Security in the Nuclear Age – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 81, p. 1 (PDF)
* Literacy, Literature, and Libraries in Nicaragua – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 81, p. 1 (PDF)
South Africa Resolution

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1985

* Resolution to Endorse the Gay History/Lesbian Herstory International Microfilming Project – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 77, p. 1 (PDF)
* Alternative Press Collection at Temple University – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 77, pp. 1-3 (PDF)

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1984

* Citizens Against Nuclear War – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 73, p. 1 (PDF)
* Access to Membership and Council Meetings for Personal Members – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 73, p. 1 (PDF)
* Military Withdrawal from Central America – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 73, p. 1 (PDF)

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1983

* Resolution Against COPES Reassessment of Round Tables – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 69, p. 2 (PDF)
* Nuclear Weapons – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 69, p. 2 (PDF)
* Restrictions on the Freedom of Information Act – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 69, p. 2 (PDF)

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1982

* Right of Chicago Public Library to Unionize – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 65, p. 2 (PDF)
* Nuclear Freeze Campaign – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 65, p. 2 (PDF)
* Funds for Abortion Referring Agencies – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 65, p. 2 (PDF)

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1981

* Draft of Operating Agreement between ALA and Divisions – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 61, p. 1 (PDF)
* Ku Klux Klan Awareness – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 61, p. 1 (PDF)

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1980

Library Union Task Force Resolution
Availability of Selective Service Information in Libraries
Information on Disarmament and Conflict Solving
Nestle Boycott
Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship
Training for ALA Placement Office Staff
Affirmative Action Revision to Standards for Accreditation
Revision of Policy #54.13
Family Protection Act

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1979

Resolution in Support of The Progressive

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1978

* no resolutions recorded for this year

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1977

Free Access
* Gay Rights Resolution – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 46, p. 3 (PDF)

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1976

* Corporate Funds Resolution – The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 41, p. 1 (PDF)
Resolution on Racism and Sexism Awareness

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1975

Resolution on Sexist Terminology
Resolution on the CIA
Censure Due to Termination at American Libraries
Editorial Independence of American Libraries

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1974

Call for Impeachment of President Nixon
ALA Staff Committee on Mediation, Arbitration, and Inquiry
J. Michael McConnell
ALA Publishing Department
ISBD Cataloging Format
ALA Executive Director
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Booth Space at 1974 Annual Conference
ALA Membership Meetings
Term Limits for Top Library Administrators
Resolution to Censure ALA Council
Right to Protest Discrimination
Affirmative Action
Support for Equal Rights Amendment
Office of Library Personnel Resources
Accreditation and Affirmative Action
Funding and Support for Childcare
Avoidance of Sexist Terminology
* Eliminate Inequalities Between Administrators and Service Positions in Libraries (text not found; see resolution on Office of Library Personnel Records)

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1973

Sex-Related Material
Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Rights of Farmworkers
University of Chicago Library

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1972

National Farmworkers Service Center
Women's History Research Center

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1971

Equal Employment Opportunity at the Library of Congress

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1970

National Issues
Vietnam War
Association Issues
Librarians' Bill of Rights
ALA Council
ALA's Constitution and Bylaws
ALA Councilors and President Ballot Statements, Voting Report Printed in ALA Bulletin, and Roll Calls Votes (Passed by ALA Council)
ALA Censure of Libraries and Librarians That Support Racist Institutions (Passed by ALA Council)

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