New Merritt Fund video – Trustees discuss history & importance of the Fund
AL Focus has a new video out about the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund. Check it out!
Please help us promote the Merritt Fund by directing people to this video, which features three trustees of the Fund – Lucille C. Thomas, Martin Garnar, and Jack Forman – discussing the organization’s history and purpose.
Note: You also can see the video on YouTube.
If you are not yet a member of the Merritt Fund, please consider DONATING NOW to support the vital work of the Merritt Fund.
The LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund was founded in 1970 to provide financial assistance to librarians who have been:
- Denied employment rights or discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, age, disability, or place of national origin; or
- Denied employment rights because of defense of intellectual freedom; that is, threatened with loss of employment or discharged because of their stand for the cause of intellectual freedom, including promotion of freedom of the press, freedom of speech, the freedom of librarians to select items for their collections from all the world’s written and recorded information, and defense of privacy rights.