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This button was created for the American Library Association in the 1970s during a time when there were not many librarian jobs available. The Social Responsibilities Roundtable, a unit within the ALA that works for progressive priorities for library professions, urged people to donate money to help support unemployed librarians.
The American Library Association is a non profit organization that supports and promotes libraries, library professionals and library education. The association was founded in 1876 and is the largest library association in the world.
American Library Association. (Winter 1984-1985). Buttons Tell It All!!! HQ Review, 14-16.