SRRT at ALA Annual

SRRT at ALA Annual


ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA June 27 -July 2, 2024, is getting close. We hope you can join us at our SRRT meetings during the conference.

SRRT Meeting Schedule:

Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force (HHPTF) Social
Thursday, June 27
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific
Location: Hervey Family Rare Book Room

Join HHPTF (for FREE) on Thursday, June 27 from 5-6pm (PDT), at the Hervey Family Rare Book Room, which houses the Wangenheim Rare Book Collection. With over 9000 items, the collection illustrates the development of the book through the ages, in all its aspects - the world of paper making, the art of book illustration, and the history of printing. We will get refreshments after our special tour!

All are welcome. If interested, contact Lisa Gieskes, Librarian, lisagieskes@yahoo.com

SRRT All Task Force Meeting & Annual Membership Meeting
Friday June 28, 2024
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Pacific
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 06 E

Annual SRRT All Task Force Meeting & Annual Membership Meeting. SRRT task forces include Feminist Task Force (FTF), Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty Task Force (HHPTF), International Responsibilities Task Force (IRTF), and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Task Force (MLKTF). ALA has an open meeting policy, and anyone interested in the work of SRRT is welcome to attend.

Combating Voter Suppression in Your Library
Saturday June 29, 2024
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Pacific
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 29 D

With up to a quarter of the world's population voting, 2024 is being called "the super election year” and is expected to be the biggest election year in history. In the United States, in addition to the presidential election, citizens will be voting for 34 Senate seats, 435 Representative voting seats, 11 governors, 10 attorney generals, numerous state representatives, and more. Worldwide, it is estimated that up to 49% of eligible voters, or two billion people, will be voting in one of 64 national elections. Fair elections are threatened by misinformation, doxing, and even threats of violence. In this turbulent environment, 2024 has the potential to shape world for many years to come – both good and bad.

Join the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) as we discuss ways for librarians and libraries to combat voter suppression in an age of rampant mis- and disinformation. Topics include voting & election toolkits, helping your patrons spot misinformation, and promoting civic literacy through forums.

Presenter: Aaron M. Wilson (he/him/his) – University of Maryland, College Park
Presenter: Frieda Afary (she/her/hers) – Intellectual Freedom Round Table
Presenter: Nancy C. Kranich (she/her/hers) – Rutgers University School of Communication and Information
Moderator: April Sheppard – Social Responsibilities Round Table

All About the Social Responsibilities Round Table Members (Virtual Poster)
Saturday, June 29, 2024
3:30pm – 5:00pm Pacific
Location: Digital

The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) is one of largest and oldest round table in ALA. Founded in 1969, SRRT was formed to help make ALA more democratic and to help establish progressive priorities for the library profession. We are the home for progressive librarians, library workers, and supporters. Stop by our poster to learn more about us and our members! We will provide a brief background of the social justice group, list notable members, and share data from our 2024 member survey.

SRRT Action Council I
Saturday June 29, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Pacific
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 13

First business meeting of the Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council to discuss current and upcoming business for the round table. All current Action Council members are expected to be in attendance. ALA has an open meeting policy, and anyone interested in the work of the SRRT Action Council is welcome to attend.

SRRT Action Council II
Sunday June 30, 2024
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Pacific
Location: Marriott Marquis, Catalina

Second business meeting of the Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council to discuss current and upcoming business for the round table. All current Action Council members are expected to be in attendance. ALA has an open meeting policy, and anyone interested in the work of the SRRT Action Council is welcome to attend.