of Law Libraries
Special Interest Section
AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities -- purpose: "to promote the communication of ideas, interests and activities among members of the Section and to make recommendations to the Association on matters concerning Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities."
ABA Division for Public Services -- "providing staff support and expertise for attorney-sponsored programs and activities that lend focus, voice and visibility to the Association's public services role."
ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT)--gay, lesbian & bisexual professional organization
ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table--provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians; serves as a channel of communications on intellectual freedom matters; promotes a greater opportunity for involvement among the members of the ALA in defense of intellectual freedom; promotes a greater feeling of responsibility in the implementation of ALA policies on intellectual freedom
ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table--works to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for human and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today. SRRT believes that libraries and librarians must recognize and help solve social problems and inequities in order to carry out their mandate to work for the common good and bolster democracy.
IFLA Social Responsibilities Discussion Group -- goals from a document dated Aug. 2000: "For the first 2 years, primary focus will be on the theme of the growing gap between the library rich and poor both between and within countries. Subthemes will include equality of access to electronic information, rural library development, the problem of fees for service, the library's role in literacy initiatives, and North-South library cooperation. "
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