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Previous decade: 1960s




1970 - The first Coretta Scott King Award for excellence in children's literature by an African-American author or illustrator is bestowed to Lillie Patterson, for her book Martin Luther King, Jr., Man of Peace.


1970 - The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Librarian Association is founded.


1970 - The Black Caucus of the American Library Association is founded.


1970 - 3M Library Systems installs the first 'tattle tape' system at St. Paul Public Library.


1971 - Project Gutenberg begins.


1971 - Sanford Berman's Prejudices and Antipathies: A Tract on the LC Subject Heads Concerning People is published.


1971 - Celeste West and Elizabeth Katz Release the anthology Revolting Librarians


1972 - The Reference and Adult Services Division (RASD) of the American Library Association is formed.


1974 - ALA establishes National Library Legislative Day


1976 - Clara Stanton Jones became the 1st African-American to serve as president of the American Library Association


1977 - The Cooperative Children's Book Center, a research library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education with a collection exclusively of children's and young adult's books and materials, begins its Intellectual Freedom Services for teachers and librarians around the state of Wisconsin.


Next decade: 1980s

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