Affirmative Action

Adopted at 1974 Annual Conference

WHEREAS discrimination against women and minority librarians in recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, salaries, and other conditions of employment has been amply documented, and

WHEREAS the rapid implementation of affirmative action is a necessity demanded by the present discriminatory profile of employment within the library field, and

WHEREAS, as a means of redress from discrimination in employment, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the Equal Employment Act of 1972, and Executive Orders 11246 and 11478 are designed to be implemented by governmental agencies created for the purpose of otherwise assigned that function, and

WHEREAS inadequate funding of these governmental agencies creates severe limitations and delays in their resolution of complaints filed with them,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Washington Office of the American Library Association be instructed to work actively for the adequate funding of the agencies which monitor federal affirmative action regulations, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the American Library Association adequately fund its Washington Office so that it can undertake this essential effort.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 32, p. 8