Accreditation and Affirmative Action

Adopted at 1974 Annual Conference

WHEREAS the 1972 Standards for Accreditation do not mention affirmative action policies in relation to faculty hiring and promotion, and

WHEREAS it has been amply demonstrated that strong role models in education are essential in developing successful career persons, and

WHEREAS all library schools will be visited by a team from the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the membership of the American Library Association directs the Committee on Accreditation to evaluate the positive implementation of affirmative action law as one of the criterion for accreditation or re-accreditation at the library schools.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 32, p. 9