Resolution in Support of Chinese Students and Faculty in the U.S.

Adopted at 1989 Annual Conference

WHEREAS, the recent events in China concerning students is a matter for the educational institutions of the United States to consider in relation to students and faculty from China now in the United States,

AND WHEREAS, there may be many students and faculty from China upwards of 50,000 in number now residing in the United States for some duration,

AND WHEREAS, these students and faculty will need exceptional services, for the duration of their stay for materials in Chinese,

AND WHEREAS, these students and faculty will need exceptional financial support for the duration of their stay,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1. Every effort be made by the American Library Association to determine what Chinese-language materials are needed, and that lists of these materials and the routes for their acquisition be sent at the earliest possible time to the library media for librarians to purchase here in the United States;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT:
2. In the interests of students and faculty from China, action be taken by all libraries to provide employment for these students and faculty;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT:
3. The American Library Association will inform the media and political and business groups in the United States of librarians intent for provision of materials and employment for students and faculty from China.

SRRT Newsletter Issue 93, pp. 5-6