SRRT Resolutions 1992: On Wilson Library Bulletin

On Wilson Library Bulletin

Adopted at 1992 Annual Conference

WHEREAS Will Manley was last week summarily dismissed as a Wilson Library Bulletin contributor because his June 1992 column which included a "Librarians and Sex questionnaire, displeased the H.W. Wilson Company President; and

WHEREAS the H.W. Wilson Company President has ordered that all remaining copies of the June 1992 issue be discarded; and

WHEREAS Mary Jo Godwin, WLB Editor, has resigned in protest;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association censure the H.W. Wilson Company for this flagrant act of censorship and commend Mary Jo Godwin for her personal integrity and outstanding commitment to intellectual freedom; urge the immediate reinstatement of Manley and Godwin, together with public apologies by the Wilson Company to both persons; encourage all libraries and individuals to immediately cancel the WLB subscriptions and ask all other WLB contributors to boycott the magazine unless and until Manley and Godwin are reinstate with apologies; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of the resolution be sent to the H.W. Wilson Company and the library press.