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Draft Resolution/Petition on the
Connection between the Iraq War and Libraries

 
The following draft resolution does not necessarily reflect the views of the American Library Association.


Whereas, the justifications for the invasion of Iraq have proven to be completely unfounded; and

Whereas, the war already has taken the lives of more than 100,000 Iraqis and more than 1700* U.S. soldiers; and

Whereas, these numbers will continue to mount as long as the U.S. remains in Iraq; and

Whereas, during the current occupation, many of Iraq's cultural treasures, including libraries, archives, manuscripts, and artifacts, have been destroyed, lost, or stolen; and

Whereas, as long as U.S. forces remain in Iraq, the inevitable escalation of fighting threatens further destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage; and

Whereas, the U.S. is spending billions of dollars every month for the occupation; and

Whereas, even a small fraction of these resources would be more than sufficient for rebuilding and greatly enhancing the libraries and educational institutions of both Iraq and the US;

Therefore, be it resolved that the American Library Association calls for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Iraq of all U.S. military forces, and the return of full sovereignty to the people of Iraq;

And resolved that the United States provide material assistance through the United Nations for the reconstruction of Iraq, including its museums, libraries, schools, and other cultural resources;

And resolved that this resolution be sent to all members of Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the President of the United States, and the press.

 

*This figure will be updated periodically.


 Related ALA policies:

18.4 Resolution on Libraries and Cultural Resources in Iraq (June 25, 2003)
53.7 Destruction of Libraries
53.8 Libraries: an American Value

Additional precedent:

ALA Resolution on the Southeast Asia Conflict (1971)


Members of the American Library Association may sign this draft resolution as a petition.  Your name will be added within a few days.  Affiliations listed are for purposes of identification only and are not intended to suggest institutional endorsement.

Enter your name, affiliation, and location:











1.
Tom Twiss
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

2.
Elaine Harger
High School Librarian
Snoqualmie WA

3.
Carol Gulyas,
SRRT, IFRT
Chicago

4.
Warren W Wright
Chinese American International School
San Francisco, CA

5.
Mark C. Rosenzweig
ALA Councilor at large

6.
Jim Kuhn
Librarian
Takoma Park, MD

7.
Alfred Kagan
University of Illinois Library
Urbana/Champaign

8.
Elaine Hagen
Bethel Park Public Library
Pittsburgh, PA

9
Kathleen de la Peña McCook
University of South Florida

10.
Rachel Schneiderman
LIS and Spanish Lit Grad Student
USF, Tampa

11.
Dale Wertz
Flossmoor Public Library

12.
Mark Hudson
Public Librarian
Pittsburgh, PA

13.
Samuel Trosow
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

14.
Brad Wulfkuhle
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

15.
Ruth E. Wiley
UCF Libraries
Orlando FL

16.
Dana Lubow
L.A. Valley College Library
Valley Glen, CA

17.
K.R. Roberto
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

18.
Sally Driscoll
State College, PA

19.
Dawn M. Grattino
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland,Ohio

20.
Laura Crossett
Dominican University
River Forest, IL

21.
Stephen Francoeur
Baruch College
New York, NY

22.
Susan Kurtas
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

23.
Ann Sparanese
Englewood(NJ)Public Library

24.
Rita Premo
Washington, DC

25.
Naomi Malone
Reference/ Web Librarian
Gulf Beaches Public Library
Madeira Beach, FL

26.
Alison Lewis, Ph.D.
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

27.
Marcus Elmore
Project Editor, Resources for College Libraries
CHOICE
Middletown, Connecticut

28.
Terran McCanna
MLS Student
Orlando, FL

29.
Thomas Eland
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Minneapolis, MN

30.
Laura Koltutsky
University of Houston
Houston, Texas

31.
Mary Sue Brown
ALA/PLA/SRRT
library administrator
Woodridge Public Library
Woodridge, IL

32.
Neil Smyth
Swansea, Wales

33.
Sarah Miselis
student and ALA member
USF Tampa, FL

34.
John F. Wylder
Spartanburg Technical College
South Carolina

35.
Georgie Donovan
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

36.
Terry Ross
University of Wisconsin-Madison, SLIS

37.
Ethan Pullman
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

38.
Wendy Mann
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

39.
Ramona Islam
Fairfield University
Fairfiled, CT

40.
LaJuan Pringle
PLCMC
Charlotte, NC

41.
Linda Ryan
Graduate student
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Wisconsin Madison

42.
Karen A. Peters
University of Wisconsin - Madison SLIS
Madison, WI

43.
Diana Sachs
Tampa, Florida

44.
Stacey Renee McKim
student
UW-Madison

45.
Kelly Hafermann
ALA-Student Chapter member
University of Wisconsin -- Madison

46.
Catrina Coyle
San Jose State University, SLIS
Monterey, CA

47.
Tina Gross
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

48.
Mary Beth Hustoles
Salem Public Library
Salem, Oregon

49.
Jonah McAllister-Erickson
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

50.
Anthony Auston
Librarian
Chicago, IL

51.
Rory Litwin
Humanities Librarian
University of Minnesota,
Duluth
Coordinator, SRRT

52.
Elizabeth A. Richardson
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA

53.
Joe Dudley
Kent State University
Kent, OH


54.
Susan K. Roberts/ALA/PLA
Administrative Librarian
Grande Prairie Public Library
Hazel Crest, IL

55.
Rob Morrison
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

56.
Mary Mallory
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

57.
Anne M. Kozak, Director
Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Western Springs, IL

58.
Sheri Daun-Bedford
Woodridge Public Library
Woodridge, IL

59.
Katharine S Kalweit
Director of Youth Services
Grande Prairie Public Library District
Hazel Crest, IL

60.
Tiffany Auxier, ALA Member
Head of Youth & Young Adult Services
in a public library in the Metropolitan Library System

61.
Stuart Spore
NYU Medical Library
550 First Ave.
New York, NY 10016

62.
Nicole Eby
Dayton Metro Library
Dayton, Ohio

63.
Patricia Layzell Ward
ALA member
Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, UK

64.
Timothy W. Sineath, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

65.
Ginger Cassidy,
Librarian,
Chicago, IL

66.
Nancy Pajeau
Librarian
Stickney, IL

67.
Amy J. Weiss
Head of Technical Services
Woodridge (IL) Public Library

68.
Suzanne Hildenbrand, PhD
SUNY at Buffalo, Retired
San Leandro Ca 94577

69.
Gerardo Colmenar
U. C. Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

70.
Ronald V. Stoch
Eisenhower Public Library District
4652 N. Olcott Avenue
Harwood Heights, IL 60706

71.
Laura Downs
Student, ALA Member
University of Washington
Issaquah, WA

72.
Robin Smith
Indian Trails Library
Wheeling, IL

73.
Richard A. Stewart
Indian Trails Public Library District
Wheeling, IL

74.
Anita Coleman
University of Arizona
Tucson

75.
Jenna Freedman
ALA Councilor at Large
Barnard College
New York City

76.
Toni Samek
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB CANADA

77.
J. Shen
Librarian
California

78.
Meg Miner
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL

79.
John F. Wylder
Spartanburg Technical College Library
Spartanburg, SC

80.
Shawn T. Nelson
University of Arizona
School of Information Resoureces & Library Science
Tucson, Arizona

81.
Margaret Mallett
Indian Trails Library
Wheeling, Illinois

82.
Sarah Mae Harper
LA County Public Library
California

83.
Julie Huffman
UCLA MLIS Graduate Student
Los Angeles, CA

84.
Garth Reese
MLIS Student
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

85.
Anna Cocca
Librarian
Toronto Public Library
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

86.
Tonyia J. Tidline
University of Alabama-SLIS

87.
Mary Wickline
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

88.
Sylva Natalie Manoogian
Doctoral Student, Information Studies, UCLA GSE&IS
ALA member for 15 continuous years

89.
James Madigan
Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park, IL
Los Angeles, CA

90.
Isabel Dale Silver
Assistant Dean
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

91.
Carol Dolin
Indian Trails Public Library District
Wheeling, IL 60089

92.
Nancy S. Weinberg
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, OH

93.
Alison Kelly
Student, UCLA

94.
Fred J. Gitner
Queens Library
Jamaica, NY

95.
Deborah S. Grealy
Director, Library and Information Science Program
University of Denver

96.
Susan Cohen
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA

97.
Kristin Marley
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

98.
Marian Hampton
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

99.
Tim McCarthy
Kent Zendo
Kent, Ohio

100.
Laura Amos
Student ALA Member
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

101.
Denis Brunke
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

102.
Katharine Phenix
Boulder Colorado

103.
Sharon Stillwagon
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

104.
Laura Foner
Member SRRT
Boston, MA

105.
Louise Charbonneau
Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica NY

106.
Tracy Z. Maleeff
Student Member
State College, PA

107.
Theresa A. Tobin
MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA
ALA member

108.
Zoia Horn, ret.
Oakland, Ca

109.
Christie Robbins
Queens Borough Public Library
New York City

110.
Kim Leith
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Baltimore, MD

111.
Marie Jones
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

112.
Susan Dillinger
New Port Richey Public Library
SRRT Action Council
New Port Richey, FL

113.
Pamela S. Robinson, BS, MLIS
Business Education Teacher
Mars, PA, USA



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