|Text on Button||LIBRARY SERVICE FREE SRRT|
Yellow text and an illustration on a yellowish brown background
|Curl Text||A.G. TRIMBLE CO. PITTSBURGE, PA 15222|
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This button was created for the American Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Round Table, a unit within the ALA that works for human and economic rights and to promote other progressive agendas. In 1977 SRRT brought a membership resolution to the ALA Council on “Free Access to Information”. At the time some publicly funded libraries had begun to charge fees for use of automated bibliographic databases. The resolution was approved and the ALA made it part of the organization’s policy of equal access to information.
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. (1977, September). Access: Now ALA Policy. Social Responsibilities Round Table Newsletter ALA. Retrieved from http://libr.org/srrt/news/srrt046.pdf.