Progressive Librarians Guild
PROGRESSIVE
LIBRARIANS GUILD
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Social Responsibilities Round Table

SRRT is a unit within the American Library Association. It 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.

Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) is a unit within the American Library Association (ALA). Since 1969, SRRT members have worked 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.

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Information for Social Change

Information for Social Change is an activist organisation that examines issues of censorship, freedom and ethics amongst library and information workers. It is committed to promoting alternatives to the dominant paradigms of library and information work and publishes its own journal, Information for Social Change (freely available online).

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critlib

Critlib is short for "critical librarianship," a movement of library workers dedicated to bringing social justice principles into our work in libraries. We aim to engage in discussion about critical perspectives on library practice. Recognizing that we all work under regimes of white supremacy, capitalism, and a range of structural inequalities, how can our work as librarians intervene in and disrupt those systems?

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Radical Reference

In 2006, Radical Reference began providing online reference services to activists, journalists and researchers who requested help looking for information and resources, and also provided activists with information during demonstrations, political conventions, Occupy Wall Street, and elsewhere. Local collectives have been organized in many cities, and members often meet at conferences of national and regional library associations.

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