Contact: Satia Orange
Director, OLOS
sorange@ala.org
 
For Immediate Release
May 30, 2006

 

The Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force 
adds poverty-focused sections to its Web site

 

CHICAGO - The Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force, a Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce it has made two important additions to its Web site (www.hhptf.org): a new Resources section and a new Organizations section.

 

The new Resources section (www.hhptf.org/resources) compiles links to poverty-focused documents, publications, and tools in the following categories:

The new Organizations section (www.hhptf.org/organizations) features various agencies, institutes, and nonprofits that assist low-income people and address poverty:

John Gehner is the coordinator of the task force. The task force welcomes feedback and invites resource tips. For more information, e-mail jgehner@hhptf.org.

 

The Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force is one of several issue-oriented task forces within the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association.

 

SRRT has worked effectively to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for civil and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today.

 

The Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty Task Force makes two additions to its Web site