Whereas, Romania, until recently under totalitarian rule, has overthrown its Communist government; and

Whereas, It has declared the elimination of censorship, and opened the free flow of information; and

Whereas, For four decades Romania had limited or no access to information published in or originating from free Western countries and all information in Romania was under the strict control of its totalitarian regime; and,

Whereas, During the December 1989 revolution priceless collections and library buildings have been destroyed, be it

Resolved, That ALA takes a leadership role in formulating a campaign to work with the appropriate authorities in helping to restore libraries and library services in Romania.

Adopted by the

Council of the American Library Association

January 9, 1990, in Chicago, Illinois

Linda F. Crismond,

Secretary of Council