Library History Round Table Meetings and Programs

Library History Roundtable (LHRT) Annual Conference Sessions: ALA Orlando, 2016

This year's LHRT meetings and programs take place on June 26, 2016 at the Hyatt.

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Executive Board Meeting

Business meeting for the Library History Round Table

  • 8:30AM - 10:00AM
  • HYATT - Columbia 37

LHRT Edward G. Holley Memorial Lecture

  • 10:30AM - 11:30AM
  • HYATT - Barrel Springs I

John Cech, Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature & Culture at the University of Florida, will share insights from a lifetime researching children's literature in his talk entitled "History, Childhood, Memory, and Imagination".  Professor Cech was the Producer and Host of the Public Radio program, “Recess!,” (1998–2007). He is the author of Imagination and Innovation: The Story of Weston Woods; Angels and Wild Things; The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak, and the editor of American Writers for Children, 1900–1960.

LHRT Research Forum

  • 1:00PM - 2:30PM   
  • HYATT - Bayhill 27
"History of Reading and Readers in Libraries"
  • Caleb Bingham's Vision for America: A Case Study of the Youth's Library 1806 Catalogue Amy Breimaier
  • Exiled and isolated: Libraries in the early penal settlements of Van Dieman’s Land Mary Carroll
  • "Dirty" Materials Out of Place: Inappropriate Books and Social Classification Dr. Emily Knox Dr. Emily Knox
  • "Never Read Any But Famed Books": 19th Century Libraries and the Middlebrow Reader Brian Shetler
 

 Previous Year

Library History Roundtable (LHRT) Annual Conference Sessions: ALA San Francisco, 2015

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Executive Board Meeting

Business meeting for the Library History Round Table.

LHRT Edward G. Holley Memorial Lecture

Ezra Greenspan, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Humanities, Southern Methodist University, will be the 2015 Holley Lecture speaker at the upcoming American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. His presentation addressed a key question in library history: where do the lives of individuals, books and serials, archives, and libraries intersect?
 
The talk, The Lives of Persons, Printed Matter, and Institutions of Letters, explored the intersections in the lives of nineteenth-century African Americans, a people for whom personhood, literacy, and access to institutions of letters was, on the one hand, contested by the white majority; and, on the other, essential for self- and community-formation.

LHRT Research Forum

Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives
  • MADE MARIAN: Real Librarians of the California Coast Lisa Blank
  • Along the Wilderness Road: Social Libraries on the Virginia Frontier Yvonne Carignan
  • Rural Women and the Ladies’ Library Association: Reading Culture and Peer Education in the Absence of Public Libraries Ladies Library Association, Schoolcraft, Michigan Sharon Carlson & Carole Nowicke