SRRT at 2023 ALA Annual

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All SRRT meetings and events are open to everyone. We hope to see you in Chicago!

All times are listed in Central time (CT).

Friday, June 23

Saturday, June 24

Sunday, June 25

  • Now Showing @ ALA: Boycott (Film), 10:30am - 12:00pm, W471A
    SRRT presents the film, Boycott, at the Annual Conference in Chicago. The film addresses the large number of state laws that prohibit state contractors from endorsing a boycott of Israel in order to get state contracts. Several of these state laws have been declared unconstitutional, but the Arkansas law was upheld in their state court. Copycat laws are also sprouting in various states that prohibit boycotting firearms and fossil fuels corporations. These state laws are a direct attack on the First Amendment. SRRT has documented numerous instances where libraries/state agencies and city governments have been forced to sign off to get state library contracts. See our website page on "Anti-BDS Legislation: The Library Connection" for sample cases.
  • Poster Session: All About the Social Responsibilities Round Table, 11:30am - 1pm, McCormick Place, W190a
    Stop by our poster to learn more about SRRT! We will provide a brief background of the social justice group, including notable members, resolutions, and other groups that found their start in SRRT. The Coordinator and other members will be on hand pass out SRRT buttons and to answer any questions and hear your ideas for future programs and activities!
  • SRRT Action Council II, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, McCormick Place, W475
    Second business meeting of the Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council. At the end of this meeting, new Action Council officers will begin their terms. Open to all SRRT members.


Other meetings that may interest SRRT members:

All times are listed in Central time (CT).

Friday, June 23

  • ODLOS Advisory Committee-Let's Talk Outreach, 10:30am - 12:30pm, McCormick Place, W187b

  • Council Committee on Sustainability, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick, Hyde Park B

  • Committee on Diversity Business Meeting, 2:30pm - 4:30pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick, Erie

Saturday, June 24

  • IRC/IRRT All Subcommittee Meeting, 8:30am - 10:00am, McCormick Place, W470

  • Universal Access Interest Group Meeting, 8:30am - 10:00am, Marriott Marquis, Philosophy

  • Hybrid ALA Membership Meeting & Information Session, 10:00am - 12:00pm, McCormick Place, W375b/Skyline
    Must register to vote via Zoom:

  • IRRT International Sustainable Library Development, 10:30am - 11:30am, Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4C

  • Rainbow Round Table (RRT) Executive Board Meeting, 10:30am - 11:30am, Marriott Marquis, Biology

  • Bridging Deaf Cultures Interest Group Discussion Session, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Marriott Marquis, Astronomy

  • EMIERT Chair Program: Censorship and Diversity: How Do Librarians Continue to Protect the Rights of Marginalized Communities Amid Targeted Book Challenges? 2:30pm - 3:30pm, McCormick Place, W181a

  • Hybrid ALA Council I, 2:30 - 5:00pm, McCormick Place, W375/Skyline
    Must register to attend virtually:

  • Rainbow Round Table (RRT) Annual Membership Meeting, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, McCormick Place, W176ab

  • Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Reception, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room

Sunday, June 25

  • Ticketed Event: 54th Annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast, 7:00am - 10:00am, Hilton Chicago, International North

  • Hybrid ALA Council II, 9:00am - 11:30am, McCormick Place, W375b/Skyline
    Must register to attend virtually:

  • Poster Session: International Librarians Networking Program, 9:30am - 11:00am, McCormick Place, W190a

  • IRRT Executive Board Meeting, 10:30am - 11:30am, McCormick Place, W475b

  • Committee on Diversity's Chair Program, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, McCormick Place, W181b
    The Committee on Diversity is pleased to present the recommendations being developed by the subcommittee that is continuing the efforts of the Working Group to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism.

  • Public Hearing: Revised Standards for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Print Disabled, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, McCormick Place, W476

  • Resisting Book Bans: A Proactive Approach to Critical Inclusivity of Coretta Scott King Book Award Winning titles in Library Collections, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, McCormick Place, W179b

  • SustainRT Membership Meeting, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, McCormick Place, W181c

  • Progressive Librarians Guild: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize Essay Presentation: "Out of Bounds: Sexual Harassment from Patrons in the Public Library," McCormick Place, W191

  • Progressive Librarians Guild: Braverman Award Dinner, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Big Bowl Chicago, 60 East Ohio Street

  • Ticketed Event: Rainbow Round Table 50th Anniversary Celebration (RRT), 8:00pm - 10:55pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, 222 W. Chicago Ave.

Monday, June 26

  • Hybrid ALA Council III, 9:00am - 12:00pm, McCormick Place, W375c/Skyline
    Must register to attend virtually:
  • Library Services to Persons with Print Disabilities Interest Group Meeting, 10:30am - 11:30am, McCormick Place, W475b
  • All Community Meeting of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), 10:30am - 12:00pm, McCormick Place, W474b
  • Expanding Information Access for People Who are Incarcerated: Service Standards and Mapping, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, McCormick Place, W183a