Special Presidential Task Force: Status of Librarians


  1. to articulate those issues facing the profession that may be characterized as issues of status (e.g. comparable worth, public recognition of librarians);
  2. to recommend strategies for addressing those issues;
  3. to recommend specifically those strategies which should be followed by the American Library Association (as opposed to those which could/should be followed by other stakeholders); and,
  4. to define the scope of questions (financial, legal, organizational, research) which must be addressed by the Association in order to adopt those strategies.

The task force will meet at the ALA 2001 Annual Conference and will also do background work electronically before and after the Annual Conference. The intent is that the task force prepare recommendations for the ALA Executive Board’s Fall 2001 Meeting and for the ALA Council at the 2002 Midwinter Meeting.