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The Feminist Task Force
of the
American Library Association's
Social Responsibilities Round Table

ALA's SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF) was founded in 1970 by women determined to address sexism in libraries and librarianship. FTF was the first ALA group to focus on women's issues. Other ALA women's groups fostered by FTF include the standing ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), the Committee on Pay Equity, the RASD Discussion Group on Women's Materials and Women Library Users, the ACRL Women's Studies Section, and the LAMA Women Administrators Discussion Group. The Feminist Task Force continues to be one of SRRT's largest and most active groups, concerned with a broad, evolving set of feminist issues.


The Women in Libraries newsletter is now available at the WIL wiki

Also, complete Women in Libraries archives from 1970-2002 available.


Amelia Bloomer Project

Women of Library History
a Women's History Month project

Feminist Research in Librarianship Historical Notes
The Feminist Discussion List Meetings & How to Get Involved
Links to Feminist Resources How To Reach Us

Last updated: 12/6/2016
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