Avoidance of Sexist Terminology

Adopted at 1974 Annual Conference

WHEREAS many ALA publications and official documents use nouns and pronouns denoting masculine gender to describe the membership at large and specific positions and titles,

WHEREAS the consistent or exclusive use of the masculine gender perpetuates the traditional language of society which discriminates against women,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that future publications and official documents of ALA be revised to avoid sexist terminology.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 32, pp. 9-10