The seventeen Round Tables are:
- Continuing Library Education Network and Exchange (CLENERT)
- Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange (EMIERT)
- Exhibits (ERT)
- Federal and Armed Forces Libraries (FAFLRT)
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered (GLBTRT)
- Government Documents (GODORT)
- Intellectual Freedom (IFRT)
- International Relations (IRRT)
- Library History (LHRT)
- Library Instruction (LIRT)
- Library Research (LRRT)
- Library Support Staff Interests (LSSIRT)
- Map and Geography (MAGERT)
- New Members (NMRT)
- Social Responsibilities (SRRT)
- Staff Organizations (SORT)
- Video (VRT)
Round Tables are often smaller than divisions, and are a great way to get to know folks in the Association.
Currently the five largest Round Tables elect a representative to ALA Council. The remaining Round Tables elect an additional Councilor whose job it is to represent the twelve smaller Round Tables. On the ALA Ballot this spring is a question which would change the By-laws to add Round Table Councilors for those Round Tables which have a membership greater than 1% of the ALA personal membership. Current estimates are that this would add five more Councilors, and result in the "small Round Table Councilor" having to represent only six or seven Round Tables.
I've not been very active in Round Tables, but I was in GODORT for a while, and know that they publish a wonderful newsletter called Documents to the People which helps government documents librarians a great deal.