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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force

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The charge of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force is to support and advance the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday as an American celebration through collaborative relations with the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) and the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and in cooperation with the caucuses and all other ALA units for a broad spectrum of academic, public, school, and special library participation;

To provide a major, jointly-sponsored program with OLOS and the Black Caucus-ALA at ALA Midwinter Meetings for the holiday observance;

To provide a forum at the ALA Annual Conferences for the exchange of ideas and materials used in activities and programs for the holiday observance;

To develop, produce, and disseminate materials through workshops, exhibits, and other activities to increase public awareness of the library resources and programs to familiarize people of all ages with Dr. King's work and teachings of peace, nonviolence, and service to humanity.

Created by: Cynthia Tysick & Shari A. Salisbury
Last Revised: May 17, 2002