Rory Litwin & SRRT Plan Propaganda Campaign

Here is Rory Litwin, a Council member of the ALA, working in cohoots with another Councilor, fishing for well-marketed titles for political propaganda sessions in order to reel in more naive support for their non-library agendas....the circus goes on.

------Original Message-----
From: [email protected] on behalf of Larry Romans
Sent: Mon 3/26/2007 3:48 PM
To: SRRT Action Council; ALA Member Forum
Cc: Larry Romans
Subject: [MEMBER-FORUM:52] "When Should ALA Jump into Political and Social Issues?"

Rory Litwin's focus on ALA and "non-library" issues comes at a
great time. At annual conference, before each Membership meeting,
we will have a 1/2 hour "forum" to allow people to talk. One of
the topics will be something like "When Should ALA Jump into
Political and Social Issues?" We could use your help in trying to
come up with provocative wording that will draw people to the forum
and the membership meetings.

I agree with almost everything Rory said on his blog.

Larry Romans
Chair, Committee on Membership Meeting
ALA Councilor

> We could do the "talk to ALA leaders" before one meeting and "What
> Political Stands Should ALA Take?" before the other meeting.
> One thing that's important is to get the form of the issue that
> will pull in members:
> "Take on the ALA Leaders" (probably not)
> "What "non-library" issues should ALA tackle?"
> "When Should ALA Jump into Political and Social Issues?"
> Any wording suggestions?

Larry Romans
Government Information Librarian
Vanderbilt Central Library
Nashville, TN 37240
[email protected]


tomeboy votes for (no particular order):

* Mandatory Esperanto

* Investigation into what happened to Members Only jackets

* World hunger

I am shocked, sickened and digusted by this blatant attempt to get more people to come to their meeting.

If they serve punch and pie we should alert the Freedom Forum and Homeland Security.

What kind of pie. I like mincemeat.

It's actually a vegan chocolate cake.

Ewww, I'm in SRRT and I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole. We need one of those molten chocolate cake ala mode. That's ala mode with real ice cream not froyo or soy crap.

It is supposed to be the ALA Member Meeting, NOT a recruitment session for the SRRT. If it WAS "their" meeting it wouldn't matter one bit. I know it is hard for many leaders in the current SRRT to understand that not ALL librarians follow their own "progressive" line of non-reasoning, so of course they could assume it's ok to make the whole membership meeting like one of their inter-party clubs...