SRRT Task Forces

Task Force on the Environment (TFOE)

Promotes awareness of environmental issues among ALA members and the public.

For a background of the TFOE, read How and Why We Got Here Today: A History of the ALA Task Force on the Environment by Fred Stoss, past chair.

Subscribe to the TFOE Discussion List at

Feminist Task Force (FTF)

Provides feminist perspectives and initiates action on issues related to libraries, librarianship, information services, and ALA.
Websites: and

Read the FTF Newsletter Women in Libraries for the latest news and information from the Feminist Task Force.

Subscribe to the Feminist discussion list at

Hunger, Homelessness, & Poverty Task Force (HHPTF)

Fosters greater awareness of the dimensions, causes, and ways to end hunger, homelessness and poverty.

International Responsibilities Task Force (IRTF)

Advocates socially responsible positions on issues of international library concern.
Websites: and

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Task Force (MLKTF)

Supports and advances the observance of the holiday as an American celebration.

For a background of the MLKTF, read A History of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force by Virginia B. Moore, chair.

Additional historical documents:

The Rainbow Project (RPTF)

Promotes youth books with gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/questioning (GLBTQ) experiences through annual bibliographies and other activities. This task force is a joint GLBTRT/SRRT undertaking.