Re: Food for Thought
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@sclc.ORG)
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 13:04:01 -0400
The other day, Coop Wright wrote:
>I have been following the discussion on the 3-G's and with the hope of not
>creating a fire storm just want this group to know that others have to.
>Please let's not have a series of messages defending one side or the other.
>Let's take the time to read what is being said.
>The AFL-CIO And The Boy Scouts of America: Comments on the BSA's
>(This presentation to the BSA Relationships Committee was given by Joe
>Velasquez, Director, AFL-CIO Department of Community Services and
>Executive Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America.)
I found it interesting since for much of March, I was defending the BSA in
a discussion in the American Library Association (ALA) on both the members
list and the Council list (In ALA, the Council is the governing body with
100 at-large members, 53 from the states and territories and about 15 from
the association's divisions. I serve as the Connecticut Chapter
The relationship is now a liason with the Association of Library Service to
Children (ALSC) and serves mainly as a way for the merit badge books to get
new bibliographies when written. The issue has died down for the moment,
but I plan on packing my "Khakis" for our annual meeting in DC in late
The issue is the same for the library association as it is for the labor
movement. (And yes, ALA has a relationship with the AFL-CIO.) There are
some very vocal, militant members of the Council who may bring the issue to
I would love to hear from Coop (and others) about how well the speech from
Joe Velasquez was received, and how I could relay some of the concerns of
MY professional colleagues.
CC, Troop 68, Trumbull CT
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