Shakespeare and Libraries: On Stage, Online, and Off the Shelves

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Annual Program of LES/Co-sponsored by the Theatre Library Association – ALA Annual 2007

The Literatures in English Section (LES) is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Members of LES are professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and use of information sources related to the study and teaching of literatures written in English. For more information, to join our list, or to complete a committee interest form, visit our web site at http://www.ala.org/acrl/les.

You are welcome to join us at any of our meetings or discussion groups during the Conference.

Friday, June 22

10:30 – 11:30

Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library

[Tour limited to 25 people. To reserve a place, contact kjohnson6@unl.edu


The group will start in the Board Room for a brief orientation and then will split into two smaller groups for the actual tour. Everyone will see both the Founders Room and reading rooms and the exhibition on "Shakespeare and American Life" in the Hall. People might also want to look at the Garden, peek into the Theater to see the students, and browse in the Shop.

201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

2:00 – 3:30

Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library

See Above

201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Saturday, June 23

8:00 - 10:00

Executive Committee I

Meeting of the Section officers and committee chairs to discuss the Section's structure and operations.

Washington Convention Center, Room 157

10:30 – 12:00

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group

While not a discussion group of LES, many LES members attend. The MLAIB in Academic Libraries Discussion Group serves to share information and further communication regarding the use of the MLAIB in academic libraries.

Hilton Washington , Caucus Room

1:30 – 3:30

"Shakespeare and Libraries: On Stage, Online, and Off the Shelves" Annual Program of LES/Co-sponsored by the Theatre Library Association

Prompted by the landmark festival Shakespeare in Washington, running from January-June 2007, the LES/TLA Program will address how library resouces, especially those of the Folger Shakespeare Library, are used to prepare for theatrical productions of Shakespeare's plays; how libraries can be involved in public programming (readings/performances, lectures, exhibitions, blogs) pertaining to Shakespeare; and how this classic figure is making the transition to the electronic world.

Panelists:

Georgianna Ziegler, Louis B. Thalheimer Head of Reference, Folger Shakespeare Library, and President, Shakespeare Association of America

James L. Harner, Samuel Rhea Gammon Professor of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, and Editor, Wold Shakespeare Bibliography Online

Carole Levin , Willa Cather Professor of Early Modern History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Professor, Department of Performing Arts, American University

Kathy Johnson, Moderator, Professor of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Washington Convention Center, Room 206

4:00 – 5:30

General Membership Forum

First half is allocated to section business. The second half is devoted to a discussion of a specific topic of interest.

Washington Convention Center, Room 103 B

Sunday, June 24

8:00 – 10:00

Collections Discussion Group

Open forum discussion for the management, preservation, and use of materials related to literatures in English.

Grand Hyatt Washington, Burnham Room

10:30 -12:00

Reference Discussion Group

Information sharing session for librarians with interests in reference services and materials related to studying literatures in English.

Four Points Sheraton, Franklin C/D

4:00-5:30

New Members Discussion Group

Informal discussion of topics relevant to new literature librarians. Experienced literature librarians are welcome to attend. Past topics have included key sources in reference, dealing with approval plans, and identifying important journals.

Marriott at Metro Center, Montreal

5:30 - 7:00

LES Social Hour

An informal no-host opportunity to socialize with literary-minded librarians and to continue discussions started earlier.

Marriott at Metro Center, Regatta Bar

Monday, June 25

8:00 – 10:00

All Committees Meeting

All LES committees (Conference Program Planning, Membership, Nominating, Planning, and Publications) meet during this time. Nominating Committee deliberations are confidential, but anyone interested in learning more about the work of any of the other committees, or who is thinking about volunteering for a LES committee, is encouraged to stop by. You do not need to be a current committee member to attend.

Capital Hilton , Federal A
10:30 – 12:00

Executive Committee II

Meeting of the Section officers and committee chairs to discuss the Section's structure and operations.

Capital Hilton , Massachusetts

2:00 – 3:30

Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library

See Above

201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

 

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