ERIC Number: ED039915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Activities Committee on New Directions for ALA and Subcommittee Reports.
American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
It is recommended that: (1) the American Library Association continue to be an organization for both librarians and libraries with the broad objective of promoting and improving library service and librarianship; (2) the Association's highest current priorities be recognized and officially established as: social responsibilities, manpower, intellectual freedom, legislation, planning, research and development, democratization and reorganization; (3) substantially increased amounts of the Association's budget be directed toward implementation of these priorities and (4) specific action be taken in each of the stated priority areas. The official statement of the Activities Committee on New Directions for ALA reflects the results of all its thinking and conclusions. It absorbs and thus supplants the first or interim report presented at Midwinter. Although the main body of the report incorporates much material lifted almost intact from the reports of the subcommittees, the appendixes contain the complete and unedited final reports of all the subcommittees. The committee feels that giving the membership the opportunity to examine the full expression of the thinking of the subcommittees justifies the repetition. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: American Library Association