SRRT Newsletter

SRRT publishes a Newsletter, offering alternative viewpoints on libraries and their roles in society.

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Issue 225, June 2024

Current news and events from the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association

About The SRRT Newsletter

The SRRT Newsletter has been published since 1969, offering alternative viewpoints on libraries and their role in society. You can view past and current issues in the Newsletter Archive.

The SRRT Newsletter is published quarterly by the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Now solely an electronic publication, The SRRT Newsletter is also indexed by the H. W. Wilson Company. Copyright © 1969-2023 by the Social Responsibilities Round Table. No part of this periodical may be reproduced without permission. Views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of ALA/SRRT. The editors reserve the right to edit submitted material as necessary or as the whimsy strikes.

Editorial Policy – adopted by SRRT Newsletter Editorial Board, January 26, 2013; presented to Action Council at 2013 ALA Annual Conference.

Submission Guidelines

The SRRT Newsletter is always looking for good articles, essays, and letters to the editor. The next submission deadline is September 1, 2024. There is no theme for the October issue, so all articles that fit the scope of the newsletter will be considered. The SRRT Newsletter invites submissions from library and information workers, students, educators, and all others who recognize the critical importance of libraries in addressing community and social issues. Submissions should be 500 to 1,000 words and should include the article title, author's name and title, and school or place of work (optional). Graphics are encouraged. If using images that are already on the Internet, the URL of the image and a caption or description may be added to the text of the submission. Submissions that primarily promote paid resources will not be considered.

Please submit your articles via our online form:

In memorial submissions can be submitted online at:

Please send any questions and graphics to the SRRT Newsletter Editorial Board at

Submissions to SRRT Newsletter Reviews

Submissions for book or media reviews should be sent to Laura Koltutsky, SRRT Newsletter Reviews Editor, at, indicating "Reviews" in the subject line of your email.

Submissions should be sent electronically in MS-Word format or a Word compatible format. Reviewers should keep their reviews to 300-500 words; any length much shorter or longer should be discussed with the reviews editor prior to submission. Reviewers should avoid conflicts of interest. Full disclosure should be made to the reviews editor when appropriate.

Submissions to SRRT Newsletter Letters to the Editors

The Newsletter invites readers to submit letters to the editors relating to social responsibilities and libraries. The letters should be respectful and thoughtful, either respond to specific content in the newsletter or include suggestions for topics of interest to SRRT members to be addressed in future issues. We will only publish letters of more than 200 words in exceptional circumstances.

Letters may be edited for length, grammar, and accuracy. You will be notified if your letter will be published.

Submit your letters to Laura Koltutsky at Please indicate "SRRT Newsletter Letter to Editors" in the subject line of your email. You may submit your letter as an attachment in one of these formats: .doc, docx; or in the body of your email message.

Letters must include your full name, address, a telephone number and email address if you have one. This is for us only -- we don't share this information.