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.

Note two types of resolutions. Some resolutions were meant only to be SRRT policy or action items. Most resolutions were meant to be forwarded to the ALA Membership Meetings (annual conference only) and to the ALA Council to be enacted as ALA policy and action items. For further information on particular items, see the SRRT Action Council minutes and the SRRT Councilor’s reports. More recent minutes and reports have been published in the SRRT Newsletter.
 

Symbols:
✓ means passed by ALA Council
✗ means defeated by ALA Council
→ means referred to another ALA body and/or to a subsequent meeting
M means passed ALA Membership Meeting and was not taken to ALA Council
S means SRRT resolution not for debate at ALA Council
W means withdrawn by SRRT from the ALA Council agenda
Acronyms:
ALCTS, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
BARC, ALA Council, Budget Analysis and Review Committee
COL, ALA Council, Committee on Legislation
COPES, ALA Council, Committee on Program Evaluation and Support
IFC, ALA Council, Intellectual Freedom Committee
IRC, ALA Council, International Relations Committee
RASD, Reference & Adult Services Division

 

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Resolution

When Introduced

Status

Other comments

2021
Resolution on Damage and Destruction of Schools and Cultural Institutions in Gaza and
Damage to Israeli Schools (PDF)
Annual S Rejected by the International Relations Committee; however IRC said they would work with SRRT if we provided specific information on libraries damaged or destroyed.  

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2020

Resolution in Defense of the Free Speech Rights of Palestinian Rights Activists (PDF) Midwinter Referred to IRC, IFC, and COL. Revised version came out of a task force including the 3 committees and SRRT, but without support from any of the committees, it died. Original SRRT resolution defeated in ALA Council. See revised resolution in next column. Resolution Opposing the Free Speech and Intellectual Freedom Restrictions in the Combating BDS Act, Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, and Related Legislation (PDF)
Resolution Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and the Right to Peacefully Assemble at ALA Conferences and Meetings (PDF) Midwinter Approved by ALA Council Broadened by ALA Council. Final version

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2019

Resolution on CIA Recruitment at ALA Meetings (PDF) Annual Defeated in ALA Membership Meeting  
Resolution in Support of the Right to Publish Leaked Documents and for the Dismissal of Charges Against Julian Assange (PDF) Annual Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting Council referred to IFC for possible action at Midwinter 2020. No further action.
Resolution in Defense of the Free Speech Rights of Palestinian Rights Activists (PDF) Annual Referred to COL, IFC & IRC; Defeated in ALA Council See 2020 SRRT Report
Passed Membership Meeting, 63-62
Resolution on Renaming the Melvil Dewey Medal (PDF) Annual Passed Membership Meeting and Council See FTF report, October 2019 Newsletter. Final version

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2018

Resolution on Socially Responsible Investments for the ALA Endowment Fund (PDF) Midwinter & Annual Referred to BARC Defeated at ALA Council, 56-82

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2017

Resolution on Libraries as Responsible Spaces (PDF) Annual Passed with slight amendment. Final version  
Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, and Library Patrons (PDF) Midwinter Referred to COL/IFC Revised Resolution Approved by ALA Council. Final version

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2016

Resolution on Replacing the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal Aliens" with "Undocumented Immigrants (PDF)

Midwinter Only 1 vote opposed Final version

Resolution for Restoring Civil Liberties and Opposing Mass Surveillance (PDF)

Midwinter Unanimous. Wording of final version passed by ALA Council is exactly the same as original SRRT resolution.  
Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, and Library Patrons (PDF) Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting Referred to COL, IFC & TF on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for 2017 Midwinter

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2015

Resolution on the Systematic Racism the Motivated the South Carolina Shootings (PDF)

Annual Very slighted revised at ALA Membership meeting Final version

Resolution to Endorse Statement from the Movement for Black Lives of Charleston Shooting (PDF)

Annual Wording of final version passed by ALA Council is exactly the same as original SRRT resolution. Related: Statement From the Movement for Black Lives on Charleston Shooting (PDF)

Resolution on Gun Violence (PDF)

Annual Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting, 44-53 Significantly narrowed and passed by ALA Council. Final version

Resolution Against Mass Surveillance of the American People (PDF)

Annual Referred to COL & IFC, 72-61 Passed Council Midwinter 2016

Resolution on the Destruction of Libraries and Schools in Gaza (PDF)

Midwinter & Annual Defeated in ALA Council  

Resolution on ALA Divestment from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions (PDF)

Midwinter W Withdrawn by SRRT Asked for more information on structure of Endowment Fund

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2014

Support for Whistleblower Edward Snowden

Midwinter Defeated in ALA Council 2 substitutes passed

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2013

Resolution in Support of Whistleblower Edward Snowden (PDF)

Annual Passed at ALA Membership Meeting & First Council Meeting COL & IFC moved substitute and passed at third Council meeting

Resolution in Support of Whistleblower Bradley Manning (PDF)

Annual Referred to COL & IFC, 90-56 Council passed substitute deleting name of Manning

Resolution Reaffirming ALA Support for Whistleblowers (PDF)

Midwinter Referred to COL & IFC Subsumed in sustitute to Manning resolution

Resolution on Divestment of Holdings in Fossil Fuel Companies and Libraries Role in a Peaceful Transition to a Fossil-Free Economy (PDF)

Midwinter & Annual Declared out of order and resent to BARC Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting, 44-46; Defeated by Council, 56-82

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2012

Resolution on Access to Information and Wikileaks (PDF)

Annual    

Resolution on Homelessness and Libraries (PDF)

Annual Referred to IFC for report at MW Housing status was included in new interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights in 2013

Resolution in Support of Whistleblower Bradley Manning (PDF)

Annual    

Resolution on Voter Suppression in America (PDF)

Annual Passed Membership Meeting and ALA Council Final version

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2011

Resolution on WikiLeaks and Federal Agencies Midwinter & Annual Tabled without discussion at MW Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting at Annual
Resolution in Support of WikiLeaks Midwinter & Annual Tabled without discussion at MW Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting at Annual
Resolution in Support of Whistleblower Bradley Manning (PDF) Midwinter & Annual Tabled without discussion at MW Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting at Annual
Resolution in Support of Labor Clauses in All Hotel Meeting Room Contracting by the American Library Association Midwinter    Revised version

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2010

Resolution in Support of National Health Care

Midwinter    

Resolution for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration

Midwinter S SRRT resolution  


Resolution in Support of Labor Clauses in All Hotel Meeting Room Contracting by the American Library Association

 

Annual SRRT tabled to Midwinter 2011 Defeated at Midwinter 2011

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2009

Resolution on the Connection Between the Recent Gaza Conflict and Libraries

Midwinter Amended to the point of uselessness Amended version passed by Council

Understanding Gaza - One Conference, One Book - ALA Reads

Annual S SRRT resolution  

Resolution on Libraries and the War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting  

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2008

Resolution on the Crisis in Kenya

Midwinter Revised and passed by Council Vote was 67-65. Final version

Resolution on the Confiscation of Iraqi Documents from the Iraq National Library Archives

Midwinter   Final version

Resolution on Guantanamo & the Rights of Prisoners to Read

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution Concerning ALA Policy Opposing Sweatshop Labor and Support Union Businesses (PDF)

Annual Amended to delete union businesses Wording of final version passed by ALA Council is exactly the same as original SRRT resolution.

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2007

Resolution to Advocate Ending the Funding for the Iraq War (PDF)

Midwinter Vote was 48-98 Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 160/161, p. 6 (PDF)
Resolution on Impeachment of President George W. Bush (PDF) Midwinter   Failed badly

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2006

Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom and Against the So-Called "Academic Bill of Rights" (PDF)

Midwinter   See ALA Policy Manual B.2.5.
Final Version

Resolution on the Darfur Genocide (PDF)

Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting, Amended at Council Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 158/159, p. 10 (PDF)
Resolution on the Connection between a "Preventative War" on Iran and Libraries (PDF) Annual S SRRT Resolution  

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2005

In Loving Memory of Noel Peattie (PDF)

Midwinter Memorial Resolution  

Resolution Against Disinformation Campaigns

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Endorsement of "Bringing America Home Act"

Midwinter SRRT sent resolution to COL No further action

Resolution on the Connection Between the Iraq War and Libraries

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting and Council  

Resolution on Disinformation, Media Manipulation & the Destruction of Public Information

Annual Slightly amended
Final version
See ALA Policy Manual B.8.9
"Endangered Libraries List" Resolution (PDF) Annual    
Resolution on Workplace Speech (PDF) Midwinter & Annual Passed by ALA Council at Annual Final Version
See ALA Policy Manual B.9.21

 

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2004

Resolution Against the Use of Torture as a Violation of Our Basic Values as Librarians

Annual Amended Vote was 75-47

Resolution Against the Use of Racist Training Materials by the U.S. Military

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution Calling for the End of Travel Restrictions to Cuba Resolution on the Occupation of Iraq

Annual S SRRT Resolution  
Resolution on Workplace Speech (PDF) Annual Did not come to the Council floor because time ran out Reintroduced in 2005, see above
Resolution to Repeal the USA Patriot Act (PDF) Midwinter W Withdrawn because of overwhelming opposition  

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2003

Resolution on the Iraq Crisis

Midwinter Vote was 58-91  

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2002

Resolution Against the War in Afghanistan

Midwinter    

Resolution Against Secret Tribunals

Midwinter    

Resolution on the Protection of Privacy Rights

Midwinter W Withdrawn in favor of IFC resolution  

Resolution on Collection Development and Library Programming in Times of Conflict

Midwinter    

Destruction of Palestinian Libraries, Archives, and Other Cultural Resources (PDF)

Annual W Discussed at Membership Meeting, but no quorum A weaker IRC resolution was passed instead

Resolution on Protecting the Interests of America's Libraries under the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) (PDF)

Annual Combined with ALA Washington Office resolution and passed with COL report. Final resolution (PDF) Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 140, p. 6 (PDF)
Health Care Resolution [for ALA members] (PDF) Midwinter Referred to BARC and Membership Committee

No further Council action, but program initiated in fall 2003

Resolution on Placement of Flags in Libraries (PDF) Midwinter & Annual   Turned into a statement to be read to the Council

Read at Annual

Resolution on Intellectual Freedom and the Use of Torture in War and Peace (PDF) Midwinter Not discussed because of lack of quorum See 2004 resolution above

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2001

Resolution on Costs of CSK Breakfast Cancellation

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Quorum for ALA Membership Meetings

Annual Substitute resolution passed  

Resolution on ALA and the Marriott Boycott

Annual S SRRT Resolution  
Resolution on Preservation of Newspapers Annual Council passed a weaker preservation policy Developed by ALCTS. www.ala.org/alcts/resources/preserv/01alaprespolicy
Resolution on Hotel Contracts for ALA Meetings (PDF) Annual Referred to BARC and Conference Committee

Defeated at Midwinter 2002

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2000

Resolution on Socially Responsible Investment

Midwinter & Annual Annual Conference Vote was 54-67 Considered at and voted on at both meetings, but Midwinter vote tally is not available.

Resolution on World Trade Organization Policies Affecting Libraries

Midwinter    

Resolution on Cuban Libraries

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution and Response to the Draft of the ALA International Relations Agenda 2000-2005

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

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1999

Resolution on the Spectrum Initiative

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on ALA Membership Meeting Quorum

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Sandy Berman

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on ALA and Professional Disputes in Libraries Involving the Infringement of Librarians Rights and Responsibilities

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on the Militarization of ALA and General Powell's Keynote Speech

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution in Support of EPA Libraries

Annual S SRRT Resolution  
Resolution on the Boy Scouts of America (PDF) Midwinter See 1998 listing below  
Resolution Calling for a New Policy Towards Iraq (PDF) Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

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1998

Resolution on the SRRT Budget Situation

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 127, p. 3 (PDF)

Resolution on Pastors for Peace Bookmobile Caravan to Cuba

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 127, p. 3 (PDF)

Resolution on the Multilateral Agreement on Investments (MAI)

Annual S SRRT Resolution Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 2 (PDF)

Resolution on Equal Access to Senate and House Press Galleries for Internet Reporters

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 2 (PDF)

Resolution on the Boy Scouts of America

Annual S SRRT Resolution Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 3 (PDF)

Resolution on Socially Responsible ALA Investing

Annual S SRRT Resolution. The ALA Council referred to Annual 1999, and then to Midwinter 2000. Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 3 (PDF)

Resolution on Environmentally Responsible Papers

Annual S SRRT Resolution Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 4 (PDF)

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1997

Resolution on Library Service to Homeless People

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on the "American Memory Project"

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Cataloging-In-Publication for Self-Published Materials

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on the Use of Chlorine-Free Papers

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Hawaii State Public Library System Outsourcing

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on the Outsourcing of Collection Development

Annual W Withdrawn  

Tribute to Hawai'i Librarians

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on ALA and the Gates Library Foundation

Annual Replaced by resolution of praise  

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1996

Resolution in Support of Omaha Library Workers

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Support of Freedom of Expression and Human Rights at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair

Annual    

Resolution on Independent Booksellers

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Subject Headings Relating to Class and Poverty (PDF version)

Annual Revised version referred to ALCTS ALCTS report in 2000 approved about half of suggested poverty headings

Resolution on Stephen Stillwell

Annual S SRRT Resolution  
Freedom of Expression and Human Rights in Nigeria (PDF) Midwinter SRRT resolution was adopted by IRC and passed as an IRC resolution.  

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1995

Resolution on Ameritech

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

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1994

Resolution on the National Information Infrastructure (NII) (PDF)

Midwinter Referred to COPES Amended by Council. Final version

Resolution on Code of Conduct for Businesses Operating in South Africa (PDF)

Annual Referred to the IRC at Midwinter & passed at Annual. Vote was 78-51.  

Resolution on SRRT Study Committee

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on the ALSC/Boy Scouts Relationship

Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting Substitute passed on ALA external relations

Resolution on the Restatement of Certain Ideals of ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on David Langlois Williams and His Position Within the Social Responsibilities Round Table of ALA

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on SRRT Awards

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

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1993

On the Billions of Books Campaign

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

On the Colorado Boycott

Midwinter Another version passed  

On Future Conference Sites

Midwinter    

On Corporate Sponsorship Issues

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

On the "Seeds of Change" Exhibit

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Egyptian Censorship

Annual Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting  

Resolution on the IFLA Conference in Havana, Cuba

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Haiti

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on "Mother" Jones

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on United States Military Surveillance Information

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on the Library of Congress

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Domestic Partnership Benefits for ALA Staff

Annual W Withdrawn from agenda of ALA Membership Meeting Preempted by action of Executive Board

Resolution on the ALA Council Voting Record

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Advice to ALA Council

Resolution on the Task Force on Israeli Censorship and Palestinian Libraries

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on the Closure of California Library Schools

Annual Split in two, both passed  

Resolution on Israeli Censorship

Annual S SRRT Resolution Response to Council revoking 1992 resolution

Resolution on New Statesman and Society Defense

Annual Tabled  

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1992

Resolution on the Mark Rosenzweig Case

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

On Loyalty Oaths

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting IFC substitute passed by ALA Council. See ALA Policy Manual B.2.7

On Wilson Library Bulletin

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Weaker version passed by Council

On Israeli Censorship

Annual Revised and passed by Council, but also referred to IRC Revoked in 1992. Final version

On Universal Health Care

Midwinter   See ALA Policy Manual B.9.20

On the Seville Statement

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

On Omar al-Safi

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting and Council Final version

On Gay and Lesbian Rights

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting and Council See ALA Policy Manual B.9.16
On Tour of Israeli Occupied Territories (PDF) Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

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1991

Resolution on the Persian Gulf

Midwinter E.J. Josey's short resolution passed as a substitute for SRRT's long version  

Resolution on FBI Interrogation of Arabs

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  


Resolution on Access to Information and Discrimination Against Marginal Users

Annual ? Sent to ALA Membership Meeting See ALA Policy Manual B.8.10

Censorship

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

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1990

Resolution on the FBI Library Awareness Program

Midwinter SRRT resolution was withdrawn in favor of IFC resolution which was almost identical to the SRRT resolution. IFC resolution was passed. 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 (PDF)

Midwinter Passed by ALA Council. Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 95, p. 4 (PDF)

Resolution on the Environment (PDF)

Midwinter Partly passed by ALA Council. Use of recycled paper was referred to COPES. Recycled paper implemented in 1991. Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 95, p. 4 (PDF).  See ALA Policy Manual B.5.5

Resolution on Israeli Censorship

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Poor People's Services Policy

Midwinter Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Referred to ALA Access Committee

Columbus Quincentennial Resolution

Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting and Council  

Resolution on Guidelines for Librarians Interacting with South Africa

Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting Defeated in Council

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1989

Resolution on Access Restrictions to Online Databases for Labor Union Subscribers

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution Forwarded to RASD

Free Membership Resolution

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution on Affirmative Action

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Resolution in Support of Chinese Students and Faculty in the U.S.

Annual S SRRT Resolution A different resolution was passed by ALA Council in 1990.

Resolution on the Suppression of the Non-Violent Movement in the People's Republic of China

Annual    

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1988

Resolution to Stabilize the ALA Dues Structure (PDF)

Annual Defeated at ALA Membership and Council Meetings Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 89, p. 1 (PDF)

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1987

In Support of the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants

Midwinter   Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 83, p. 2 (PDF) and in the ALA Council minutes.
Resolution on Misinformation to Citizens (PDF) Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting, but resolved clause was amended before being adopted by Council. Final Council version.  

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1986

Information on National Security in the Nuclear Age (PDF)

Annual Passed at ALA Membership Meeting, Not officially voted on by Council, but accepted by Council and incorporated into ALA Policy Manual B.5.4. Coverage of it can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 81, p. 1 (PDF).

Literacy, Literature, and Libraries in Nicaragua (PDF)

Annual Tabled at ALA Membership Meeting. Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 81, p. 1 (PDF)

South Africa Resolution

Annual Passed at ALA Membership Meeting & Council with amendments  

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1985

Resolution to Endorse the Gay History/Lesbian Herstory International Microfilming Project

Annual S SRRT Resolution Also found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 78, pp. 3-5 (PDF)

Alternative Press Collection at Temple University

Annual S SRRT Resolution The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 77, pp. 2-3 (PDF)
Detaining of Gay and Lesbian Publications by Her Majesty's Custom and Excise Department (PDF) Annual Abridged version passed by Council: Restrictions on the Importation of Books and Periodicals in the United Kingdom (PDF). Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 77, pp. 1 (PDF)
Support of Children's Libraries in Nicaragua (PDF) Annual S SRRT Resolution Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 77, pp. 1 (PDF)

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1984

Citizens Against Nuclear War (PDF)

Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting & Council. Final Council version. Additional coverage can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 73, p. 1 (PDF). See ALA Policy Manual B.5.4

Access to Membership and Council Meetings for Personal Members (PDF)

Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting & Referred to COPES Coverage of it can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 73, p. 1 (PDF)

Military Withdrawal from Central America (PDF)

Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 73, p. 1 (PDF)

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1983

Resolution Against COPES Reassessment of Round Tables (PDF)

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council, referred back to COPES Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 69, p. 2 (PDF)

Nuclear Arms Race Information (PDF)

Annual ? Passed at ALA Membership Meeting See ALA Policy Manual B.5.4
Executive Orders Restricting the Right to Know (PDF) Annual Passed by ALA Council  
REMARC Editing Closing (PDF) Midwinter Tabled. Asked California Library Association to investigate and report back at Annual Conference National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) response to the complaint letter from the Communication Workers of America, dismissing the complaint. (PDF)

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1982

Right of Chicago Public Library to Unionize

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting, Tabled by Council. Deeming "non-policy" and forwarded to the Executive Director for action. Summary info and resolved clause. The text of this resolution is not recorded, but coverage of it can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 65, p. 2 (PDF

In Support of Nuclear Freeze Policy

Annual  Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.5.4

Funds for Abortion Referring Agencies (PDF)

Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting, but was not considered at Annual because Council ran out of time. A slightly modified version was passed at Midwinter 1983. Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 65, p. 2 (PDF)

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1981

Operating Agreement for ALA and its Divisions

Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 61, p. 1 (PDF)

Ku Klux Klan Awareness

Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 61, p. 1 (PDF)

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1980

Library Union Task Force Resolution

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council  

Availability of Selective Service Information in Libraries

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.8.6.3

Information on Disarmament and Conflict Solving

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.5.3

Nestle Boycott

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council  

Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council  

Training for ALA Placement Office Staff

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council  

Affirmative Action Revision to Standards for Accreditation

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.3.6, and B.7.2

Revision of Policy #54.13

Annual   Program of Action for Mediation

Family Protection Act

Annual    

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1979

Resolution in Support of The Progressive

Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting  

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1978

* no resolutions recorded for this year

       

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1977

Free Access to Information

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.4.2

Resolution on Gay Rights (PDF)

Annual See ALA Policy Manual B.9.16 Final version.
Against Meeting in States not Adopting the ERA Annual M Text not recorded. 1979 Midwinter Meeting changed from Chicago to DC. See ALA Policy Manual B.4.1. Council voted to boycott Chicago for Midwinter 1980, but rescinded action due to lawsuit.

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1976

The Use of Private or Corporate Funds to Maintain Services

Annual Resolution defeated at 2nd Membership Meeting Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 41, p. 1 (PDF)

Resolution on Racism and Sexism Awareness

Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.3

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1975

Resolution on Sexist Terminology

Midwinter    

Resolution on the CIA

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution Sent to Senate & House leadership

Censure Due to Termination at American Libraries

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Editorial Independence of American Libraries

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

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1974

Call for Impeachment of President Nixon

Midwinter The IRC & ALA Council refused to consider it  

ALA Staff Committee on Mediation, Arbitration, and Inquiry

Midwinter    

J. Michael McConnell

Annual    

ALA Publishing Department

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

ISBD Cataloging Format

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

ALA Executive Director

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Booth Space at 1974 Annual Conference

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

ALA Membership Meetings

Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting  

Term Limits for Top Library Administrators

Annual    

Resolution to Censure ALA Council

Annual    

Right to Protest Discrimination

Annual    

Affirmative Action

Annual Referred to COL  

Support for Equal Rights Amendment

Annual   See ALA Policy Manual B.4.1

Office of Library Personnel Resources

Annual As amended  

Accreditation and Affirmative Action

Annual   See ALA Policy Manual B.3.6, and B.7.2

Funding and Support for Childcare

Annual    

Avoidance of Sexist Terminology

Annual Passed in 1975  

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1973

Sex-Related Material

Annual S SRRT Resolution Sent to Alternative Press & Library Media

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

Rights of Farmworkers

Annual S SRRT Resolution  

University of Chicago Library

Annual M Revised and passed at ALA Membership Meeting  

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1972

National Farmworkers Service Center

Midwinter S SRRT Resolution  

Women's History Research Center

Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting  

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1971

Equal Employment Opportunity at the Library of Congress (PDF)

Midwinter    
Resolution on the Structure of ALA Council (PDF) Annual Defeated at ALA Membership Meeting Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter No. 15, August 1971, p.3
End the Vietnam War (PDF) Midwinter As amended  
Resolution on Freedom of the Press (PDF) Annual SRRT resolution was combined with Committee on Intellectual Freedom and passed by Council. Discussion of the resolution can also be found in Council Minutes and Documents.
Action Now to Achieve Racial and Sexual Parity in Library Staffing (PDF) Midwinter    
Gay Liberation (PDF) Annual Passed Membership meeting, but Council removed all whereas classes before passing.  
Equal Opportunities for Minorities (PDF) Annual    
Equal Opportunity for Women in Librarianship (PDF) Midwinter Passed unamimously  
Government Intimidation (PDF) Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.2.4.

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1970

National Issues

Annual Deferred to Midwinter 1971 Meeting  

Vietnam War

Annual Removed from ALA Membership Meeting Agenda Sent to the press & members of Congress. See 1971 resolution above.
18-Year-Old Vote Annual Removed from ALA Membership Meeting Agenda  

Association Issues

Annual Deferred to Midwinter 1971 Meeting  

Librarians' Bill of Rights

Annual Deferred to Midwinter 1971 Meeting  

ALA Council

Annual Deferred to Midwinter 1971 Meeting  

ALA's Constitution and Bylaws

Annual Deferred to Midwinter 1971 Meeting  

ALA Councilors and President Ballot Statements, Voting Report Printed in ALA Bulletin, and Roll Calls Votes

Midwinter Passed as amended  

ALA Censure of Libraries and Librarians That Support Racist Institutions

Midwinter    
Freedom to Read Foundation (PDF) Annual S SRRT Resolution  
Library School Curriculum Midwinter Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Referred to Office of Library Education. Text not available.

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