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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W means withdrawn by SRRT from the ALA Council agenda
T means tabled by ALA Council
NV means not voted on due to lack of quorum
Acronyms:
ALCTS, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
ATLA, Association for Library Trustees and Advocates
BARC, ALA Council, Budget Analysis and Review Committee
BCALA, Black Caucus American Library Association
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
RTSD CCS, Resources and Technical Services Division Cataloging and Classification Section
SCAMI, Staff Committee on Mediation, Arbitration, and Inquiry

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Other comments & related documents

2023
Resolution on Maintaining Equitable In-Person Participation for All at ALA Membership Meetings (PDF) Annual Passed membership 100-56-5. Then passed Council 128-14-2. Will go to bylaws revision referendum. Final version
A Resolution Honoring the Life of Daniel Ellsberg (PDF) Annual Resolution was listed on consent agenda with other memorial resolutions. Final version
Resolution Against the "New Cold War" (PDF) Annual S Approved by SRRT Action Council and sent to IRC for response.
Resolution Calling for an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza (Note: Must be an ALA member to view) S Approved by SRRT Action Council.
2022
Resolution Calling on the US Executive Branch to Drop All Charges Against Julian Assange (PDF) Midwinter Deferred due to lack of time. In preparation, SRRT sent the resolution to IFC. The resolution was defeated badly, 13-119-9, at the March Membership meeting. Final version
Resolution Calling for Student Loan Cancellation (PDF) Annual Passed Virtual Membership Meeting in March. Passed Council at 92-45-2. Final version
Resolution on Continuing Virtual Access to ALA Membership Meetings (PDF) Annual Passed Membership Meeting, Council referred the resolution to BARC. No fiscal implications were found and the resolution returned to Council. Passed 140-1-0. Final version
Resolution on Damage and Destruction of Libraries, Schools, and Other Cultural Institutions in Ukraine (PDF) Annual Passed Membership Meeting then passed Council at 130-6-7. Final version
Resolution in Defense of the Right to Engage in Political Boycotts (PDF) Annual This resolution was amended during the Membership meeting to remove two of the Whereas statements, then passed in that form. The amended resolution was brought to Council and defeated at Council 51-83-9. Final version
Resolution on Body Autonomy, Equity and ALA Conference Sites (PDF) Annual Defeated at Council 31-97-7. Final version
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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 Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, and Library Patrons (PDF) Midwinter Referred to COL/IFC Revised Resolution Approved by ALA Council. Final version
Resolution on Libraries as Responsible Spaces (PDF) Annual Passed with slight amendment. 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 ALA Divestment from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions (PDF) Midwinter W Withdrawn by SRRT Asked for more information on structure of Endowment Fund
Resolution on the Destruction of Libraries and Schools in Gaza (PDF) Midwinter & Annual Defeated in ALA Council
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
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2014

Support for Whistleblower Edward Snowden Midwinter Defeated in ALA Council 2 substitutes passed
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2013

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
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
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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 in Support of Labor Clauses in All Hotel Meeting Room Contracting by the American Library Association Midwinter Revised version
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
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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 also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 160/161, p. 6 (PDF)
Council Minutes
Resolution on Impeachment of President George W. Bush (PDF) Midwinter Failed badly Council Minutes
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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
Council Minutes
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)
Council Minutes
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 Workplace Speech (PDF) Midwinter & Annual Passed by ALA Council at Annual Final Version
Council Minutes
See ALA Policy Manual B.9.21
Resolution on the Connection Between the Iraq War and Libraries Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting and Council Council Minutes
Resolution on Disinformation, Media Manipulation & the Destruction of Public Information Annual Slightly amended See ALA Policy Manual B.8.9
Final version
Council Minutes
"Endangered Libraries List" Resolution (PDF) Annual Referred to BARC then defeated Council Minutes
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2004

Resolution to Repeal the USA Patriot Act (PDF) Midwinter W Withdrawn because of overwhelming opposition
Resolution Against the Use of Torture as a Violation of Our Basic Values as Librarians Annual Amended Vote was 75-47
Council Minutes
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 Annual S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on the Occupation of Iraq (PDF) Annual Passed as SRRT resolution, then changed to be a resolution for council. Defeated 39-55. See also our 2007 Resolution to Advocate Ending the Funding for the Iraq War (PDF) which was defeated in Council.
Council Minutes
Resolution on Workplace Speech (PDF) Annual Did not come to the Council floor because time ran out Reintroduced in 2005, see above
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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
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 Intellectual Freedom and the Use of Torture in War and Peace (PDF) Midwinter NV Not discussed because of lack of quorum See 2004 resolution above
Libraries in a Time of War & Emergency Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on Placement of Flags in Libraries (PDF) Midwinter & Annual Turned into a statement to be read to the Council Read at Annual
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. Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 140, p. 6 (PDF)
Final version
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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 World Trade Organization Policies Affecting Libraries Midwinter Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on Cuban Libraries Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
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 and Response to the Draft of the ALA International Relations Agenda 2000-2005 Annual S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on Counterpoise (PDF) Annual S SRRT Resolution
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1999

Resolution on the Boy Scouts of America (PDF) Midwinter See 1998 listing below Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution Calling for a New Policy Towards Iraq (PDF) Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on the Libraries of Gaza Strip/West Bank (PDF) Midwinter S SRRT Resolution. Please note: "This resolution was passed by the executive committee of the Social Responsibility Round Table and does not represent the position of the American Library Association."
Poor People's Services Policy Resolution (PDF) Midwinter Referred to BARC, then passed by Council.
Resolution on Subject Heading Revisions Related to the "Poor People's" Policy (PDF) Midwinter Council adopted ALCTS report which only endorsed about half of the recommended subject headings. Final Version, Council Minutes, and supporting documentation for more information.
Resolution on the Spectrum Initiative Annual S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on ALA Membership Meeting Quorum Annual Defeated by Council. Council Minutes
Resolution on Sandy Berman Annual Defeated by Council. Council Minutes
Resolution on ALA and Professional Disputes in Libraries Involving the Infringement of Librarians Rights and Responsibilities Annual Defeated by Council. Council Minutes
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
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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 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 Multilateral Agreement on Investments (MAI) Annual S SRRT Resolution Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 2 (PDF)
Resolution on the Boy Scouts of America Annual Action postponed until 1999 Midwinter meeting. Can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 129, p. 3 (PDF)
Council Minutes and 1999 Final Version
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 T Tabled by Council. Substitute resolution was passed. (Note: substitute resolution was not introduced as amendment to original). Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on the Outsourcing of Collection Development Annual NV Not voted on due to lack of quorum. Final Version and Council Minutes
Tribute to Hawai'i Librarians Annual NV Not voted on due to lack of quorum. Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on ALA and the Gates Library Foundation Annual Replaced by resolution of praise
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1996

Freedom of Expression and Human Rights in Nigeria (PDF) Midwinter SRRT resolution was adopted by IRC and passed as an IRC resolution.
Resolution in Support of Omaha Library Workers Annual Refered by Council to ALA Executive Board, resulting in amicus curae brief being filed. Final Version, Council Minutes, and supporting documentation.
Support of Freedom of Expression and Human Rights at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair Annual Passed by Council and included in the IRC report. Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on Independent Booksellers Annual Passed by Council. Final Version and Council Minutes
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
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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 SRRT Study Committee Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
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 the ALSC/Boy Scouts Relationship Annual NV Discussed at "Membership Chat" but no official action was taken because a quorum was lacking. Substitute passed on ALA external relations
Final Version and Council Minutes
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 (PDF) Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
On the Colorado Boycott Midwinter Another version passed. Draft versions
Final Version and Council Minutes
On Future Conference Sites Midwinter Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on the "Together is Better" Reading Program [On Corporate Sponsorship Issues] PDF Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
On the "Seeds of Change" Exhibit (PDF) Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on Egyptian Censorship Annual Amended by Membership and Council to point of being unrecognizable, passed by Council, then referred to IRC. Final Version, Council Minutes, and related articles
Resolution on the IFLA Conference in Havana, Cuba Annual W Withdrawn from Council Agenda
Resolution on Haiti Annual S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on "Mother" Jones Annual S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on United States Military Surveillance Information Annual W Withdrawn from Council Agenda
Resolution on the Library of Congress Annual Tabled at Council. Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on Domestic Partnership Benefits for ALA Staff Annual W Withdrawn from agenda of ALA Membership Meeting Preempted by action of Executive Board
Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on the ALA Council Voting Record Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Advice to ALA Council
Final Version and Council Minutes
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 Final Versions and Council Minutes
Resolution on Israeli Censorship Annual Defeated in Council Response to Council revoking 1992 resolution
Final Version and Council Minutes
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 Universal Health Care Midwinter See ALA Policy Manual B.9.20
Draft version with edits
Final Version and Council Minutes
On Tour of Israeli Occupied Territories (PDF) 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
Final Version and Council Minutes
On Wilson Library Bulletin Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting Weaker version passed by Council
Final Version and Council Minutes
On Israeli Censorship Annual Revised and passed by Council, but also referred to IRC. Later revoked. Final Version and Council Minutes
On the Seville Statement Annual S SRRT Resolution
On Omar al-Safi Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting and Council Final Version and Council Minutes
On Gay and Lesbian Rights Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting and Council See ALA Policy Manual B.9.16
Draft version with edits
Final version and Council Minutes
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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 S SRRT Resolution Draft version with edits
Censorship Annual S SRRT Resolution
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1990

Resolution on the FBI Library Awareness Program (PDF) Midwinter SRRT resolution was withdrawn in favor of IFC resolution which was almost identical to the SRRT resolution. IFC resolution was passed. Coverage can also 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)
Final Version
Resolution on Environmental Policy (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
Final Version
Resolution on Poor People's Services Policy Midwinter Passed by ALA Membership Meeting. See ALA Policy Manual B.8.10
Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on Wedgeworth/Drew South Africa Visit and Report (PDF) Midwinter The resolution was referred by SRRT to the IRC. This resulted in a 1990 Annual Conference resolution, Resolution on The Starvation of Young Black Minds: the Effects of Book Boycotts in South Africa, passed by the ALA Council which reaffirmed opposition to the report.
Resolution on Israeli Censorship (PDF) Midwinter/Annual S SRRT Resolution. First half passed at Midwinter. Final Midwinter resolution. Second half passed at Annual. See our 1992 Resolution On Israeli Censorship
Columbus Quincentennial Resolution Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting and Council Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on Guidelines for Librarians Interacting with South Africa Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting but defeated in Council by a vote of 62-76. Referred back to a committee with representatives from IRC, IFC, and Ethics Committee, nothing came out of the committee. .
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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 (PDF) Midwinter Coverage of the resolution can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 83, p. 2 (PDF)
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 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. SRRT substituted version that was finally passed. Final Version and Council Minutes
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1985

Apartheid Information (PDF) Midwinter Amended by substitution and passed. Council minutes
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

The Arms Race (PDF) Passed by Council with amendment to refer it to other ALA divisions. Council Minutes
Citizens Against Nuclear War (PDF) Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting & Council. Additional coverage can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 73, p. 1 (PDF). See ALA Policy Manual B.5.4
Final Version
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

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)
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 by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.5.4
Executive Orders Restricting the Right to Know (PDF) Annual Passed by Membership Meeting & Council Final Version and Council Minutes
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1982

Resolution in Support of the United States Academy of Peace & Conflict Resolution (PDF) Midwinter Proposed by SRRT's Peace Information Exchange Task Force. Passed as submitted.
Resolution For Available Information on the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, June to July 1982 (PDF) Midwinter Proposed by SRRT's Peace Information Exchange Task Force. Passed as submitted.
Resolution to Support the International Boycott of Nestle Products (PDF) Midwinter For further information, see 1982 correspondence between Stouffers, Nestle News, and Executive Board as well as 1984 correspondence.
Right of Chicago Public Library to Unionize (PDF) 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. Additional coverage can be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 65, p. 2 (PDF)
In Support of Nuclear Freeze Policy (PDF) Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.5.4
Final Version
Resolution on S.2372 and H.R. 6455 (Funds for Abortion-Referring Agencies) (PDF) Annual M Final version 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)
Council Minutes
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1981

Operating Agreement for ALA and its Divisions Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 61, p. 1 (PDF)
Ku Klux Klan Awareness Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council Coverage can also be found in SRRT Newsletter Issue 61, p. 1 (PDF)
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1980

Library Union Task Force Resolution (PDF)
Also called "Salary Survey Publication"
Annual Resolution was prompted by Massachusetts Library Association resolution that did NOT pass Membership. SRRT resolution was edited during ALA Membership Meeting then approved for Executive Board implementation, not requiring Council action. Final Version, Massachusetts Library Association version, and Council Minutes.
Availability of Selective Service Information in Libraries Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.8.6.3
Council Minutes
Information on Disarmament and Conflict Solving Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council See ALA Policy Manual B.5.3
Council Minutes
Nestle Boycott Annual W Passed by ALA Membership Meeting, but withdrawn from Council Agenda. Council Minutes
Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council. Council Minutes
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
Council Minutes
Revision of Policy #54.13 Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council Program of Action for Mediation
Council Minutes
Family Protection Act Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council Council Minutes
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1979

Resolution in Support of The Progressive Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting. Final Version and Council Minutes
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1978

Resolution on South Africa (PDF) Midwinter Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council as amended.
Resolution on the ALA Imprimatur on Films (PDF) Midwinter Resolution renamed to Resolution on the ALA Imprint on Non-Print Media Formats and referred to the Council Committee on Publishing. Approved as amended. Amended Version
Affirmative Action Resolution (PDF) Midwinter & Annual Introduced by Herb Biblo at Midwinter but time ran out. Resolution was reintroduced with edits at Annual and passed by Council. Final Version and Council Minutes
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1977

Free Access to Information Midwinter Original SRRT resolution defeated at Midwinter. Revised version passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council at Annual. See ALA Policy Manual B.4.2
Original, Final Version, and Council Minutes
Resolution on Gay Rights (PDF) Annual See ALA Policy Manual B.9.16 Final version.
Resolution Commending Booklist for Its Efforts on Behalf of Feminist Press Materials (PDF) Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on Ethnic Groups and the White House Conference (PDF) Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council Final Version and Council Minutes
Resolution on the Equal Rights Amendment and ALA Conference Sites (PDF) Annual M 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.
Resolution on "The Speaker" (PDF) Annual Was introduced at Council as a substitution for the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's resolution. Neither resolution was adopted. The SRRT resolution originally passed 372-326 but a counting error was declared, and there were 2 more votes. The final was a defeat, 318 in favor and 334 against. Then both resolutions went to the ALA Council and both were defeated by a margin of 2-1.
Council Minutes
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1976

Resolution on Sexist Terminology and Sexist Advertising (PDF) Midwinter Passed by ALA Council and see also previous 1975 resolution Council Minutes
Resolution on Library Service to Prisoners Midwinter Passed Council Minutes
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
Final version and Council Minutes
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1975

Resolution on Sexist Terminology Midwinter Passed by ALA Council, and also 1976 Resolution. Council Minutes
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
Resolution to Protest the Failure of Illinois to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (PDF) Annual Defeated at second Membership Meeting Membership Meeting Minutes including 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 Version with commentary and Council Minutes
ALA Publishing Department Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Sent to ALA Executive Board and library press.
ISBD Cataloging Format Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Sent to the RTSD CCS Descriptive Cataloging Committee and the library press.
ALA Executive Director Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Sent to ALA Executive Director, SCAMI, Black
Caucus, Librarian of Congress, and library press.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Booth Space at 1974 Annual Conference Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
J. Michael McConnell Annual Final Version and Council Minutes
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 M Passed Membership Meeting with amendments, but not brought to Council. Membership Meeting Minutes
Affirmative Action for Women (PDF) Annual Referred to COL. See Amended Version
Support for Equal Rights Amendment Annual Adopted as part of a blanket resolution. See ALA Policy Manual B.4.1
Council Minutes and Final Version
Recruitment of Latinos (PDF) Annual Proposed by SRRT Chicano Task Force. Passed by Membership Meeting and adopted as part of a blanket resolution.
Office of Library Personnel Resources Annual As amended. Proposed by SRRT Task Force on Women. .
Accreditation and Affirmative Action Annual Passed ALA Membership Meeting See ALA Policy Manual B.3.6, and B.7.2
Final Version and Council Minutes
Funding and Support for Childcare Annual Resolution and Council Minutes
Avoidance of Sexist Terminology Annual Passed in 1975 Resolution and Council Minutes
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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 Revised and passed at ALA Membership Meeting Final Version and Council Minutes
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1972

National Farmworkers Service Center Midwinter S SRRT Resolution
Resolution on Statistical Study of Librarianship (PDF) Midwinter Proposed by the SRRT Task Force on Women. Passed as submitted.
Women's History Research Center Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting
ALA Jobs Hotline (PDF) Annual Proposed by the SRRT Task Force on Jobs. Resolution was grouped with five others and approved together. Council Minutes
Resolution on Library Services to the Chicano Population (PDF) Annual Proposed by the SRRT Chicano Task Force. Resolution was grouped with five others and approved together.
Child Care Center Service (PDF) Annual M Passed by ALA Membership Meeting
Human Rights and ALA Affiliations (PDF) Annual Called for ALA to break relation with IFLA over a Unesco expulsion for IFLA having South African members. See also the IFLA Resolution sent to the ALA Executive Board from the SRRT Task Force on ALA-IFLA Relations. The ALA Executive Board did establish Affiliation Guidelines: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/affiliates/affiliates/critera
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1971

Action Now to Achieve Racial and Sexual Parity in Library Staffing (PDF) Midwinter
Equal Opportunity for Women in Librarianship (PDF) Midwinter Passed unanimously
Equal Employment Opportunity at the Library of Congress (PDF) Annual Passed Membership Meeting. Council Minutes and Final Version
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
Resolution on Southeast Asia Conflict (PDF) Annual As amended with date removed in final Council resolution. Passed by Membership Meeting and passed Council 145-21. Final version (without amendment)
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.
Gay Liberation (PDF) Annual Passed Membership meeting, but Council removed all whereas classes before passing. Council Minutes
Resolution on Advancement of Minorities in Public Library Service (PDF) Annual Submitted by the Advisory Committee to the Office for Recruitment and the SRRT Minority Recruitment Task Force. Brought to Council by ATLA. Final version
Government Intimidation (PDF) Annual Passed by ALA Membership Meeting & Council. Amended in 1973 by Council. See ALA Policy Manual B.2.4.
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1970

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 The resolution was supported by the BCALA who took it to the ALA Executive Board. The Executive Board then forwarded it to the Council agenda where Council "received" it, bypassing formal processes. The resolution was then forwarded it to the IFC for implementation.
Library School Curriculum (PDF) Midwinter Original SRRT Resolution drafted in 1969. Amended resolution passed by ALA Membership Meeting Referred to Office of Library Education, then to the New Directions Committee.
National Issues Annual Deferred to Midwinter 1971 Meeting See 1971 Resolution on Southeast Conflict
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
Freedom to Read Foundation (PDF) Annual S SRRT Resolution
Resolution for the American Association of State Libraries (Minority Scholarships) (PDF) Annual S SRRT Resolution. Sent to the American Association of State Libraries. Now have the Spectrum Scholarship Program for this purpose.
Equal Opportunity for Women in Librarianship (PDF) Annual M Sent to Membership Meeting, but not discussed due to time. Appears to have been dropped in favor of a petition.
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1969
ALA Election Candidate Statements and Voting Records (PDF) Annual M Introduced after Council as recommendation to ALA Council for future meetings.
ALA election candidates would make platform statements and voting records would be made known
Passed in 1970 and implemented.
Against the Vietnam War (PDF) Annual M Introduced after Council as recommendation to ALA Council for future meetings. Resolution was defeated in the Membership Meeting, 208-294. At the same meeting, Membership passed a statement against the Vietnam War, 345-131. Similar resolution passed by Council in 1971.
Against Anti-Ballistic Missiles (ABM) (PDF) Annual M Introduced after Council as recommendation to ALA Council for future meetings. Defeated in the Membership Meeting, 183-216.
Accreditation of Library Schools (PDF) Annual M Introduced after Council as recommendation to ALA Council for future meetings. Passed as amended. Amendment deleted main point that ALA should give up accreditation and pass it to the American Association of Library Schools.
Revitalize ALA through the Recruitment from Minority Groups (PDF) Annual M Introduced after Council as recommendation to ALA Council for future meetings. Passed. Revitalize ALA recruitment policies to attract more people from minority groups. Council passed a similar one in 1971, and another one aimed for Latinos in 1974.
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