Margaret Yu-Yin Hung Wins 2017 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award
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CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Margaret Yu-Yin Hung the 2017 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award for her dissertation “English Public Libraries, 1919-1975: Vocation and Popularisation.”
The Dain Award is named in honor of Phyllis Dain, a library historian widely known as a supportive advisor and mentor as well as a rigorous scholar and a thinker with great breadth of vision. Awarded every two years, the award is given for an outstanding dissertation in English that embodies original research on a significant topic relating to the history of libraries during any period, in any region of the world.
The aim of the Library History Round Table of ALA is to facilitate communication among scholars and students of library history, to support research in library history, and to advocate for issues, such as preservation and access. The Round Table sponsors conferences, publishes a newsletter and presents prizes such as the Phyllis Dain Dissertation Award to promote excellence in library history research.