Library History Round Table

Debra Gold Hansen's article 'Depoliticizing the California State Library' receives Davis Award from LHRT

CHICAGO The winner of the 2014 Donald G. Davis Article Award, presented by the American Library Association (ALA) Library History Round Table (LHRT), is Debra Gold Hansen for the article, "Depoliticizing the California State Library: The Political and Professional Transformation of James Gillis, 1899-1917.”

Hansen’s article was published in Information & Culture: A Journal of History v. 48, no. 1 (2013), 68-90.

LHRT awards Winsor Prize for essay exploring library services, military and intellectual freedom

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table has awarded Kate Stewart the 2014 Justin Winsor Prize. Stewart, an archivist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, received the award for her essay "The Man in the Rice Paddies Had Something to READ: Military Libraries and Intellectual Freedom in the Vietnam War."

Sharon McQueen's "The Story of ‘The Story of Ferdinand’’ wins the 2013 Dain Award

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Phyllis Dain Library History Award.

The 2013 recipient is Sharon McQueen for her dissertation entitled “The Story of ‘The Story of Ferdinand’: The Creation of a Cultural Icon.”

The dissertation, which the committee surmises may be near publication-ready, serves as a model for histories of similar publishing mass phenomena such as the Harry Potter books. She well serves the author and illustrator of "Ferdinand," Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, as de-mythologizer and biographer.

Dr. Christine Pawley Receives 2013 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award

Chicago - The Gleason Book Award Committee of the American Library Association Library History Roundtable is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award is Christine Pawley for Reading Places:  Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010).  

Nicola Wilson receives the 2013 Justin Winsor essay award from the Library History Round Table

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table has awarded Nicola Wilson the 2013 Justin Winsor Prize. The award, $100 and a certificate, is presented annually to the author of an outstanding essay embodying original historical research on a significant subject of library history. The winning essay will be considered for publication in Information & Culture: A Journal of History.

Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant call for proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people.

The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is national in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:

Loleta D. Fyan Grant call for proposals

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA president 1951-1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality library service and that librarians must be adept in using the political process to acquire this "right of citizenship."

The grant, up to $5,000, is to be used for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. The project(s) criteria:

Ashley Maynor receives the 2012 Justin Winsor Essay Award from the Library History Round Table

CHICAGO —The Library History Round Table has awarded Ashley Maynor the 2012 Justin Winsor Prize. The award, $100 and a certificate, is presented annually to the author of an outstanding essay embodying original historical research on a significant subject of library history. The winning essay will be considered for publication in Information & Culture: A Journal of History. The award is named in honor of the distinguished 19th century librarian, historian and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president.

Library History Round Table announces Bernadette Lear as the Donald G. Davis Article Award recipient

CHICAGO —Bernadette Lear, Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian at Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, is the 2012 winner of the Donald G. Davis Article Award presented by the American Library Association (ALA) Library History Round Table (LHRT).  This award is given every second year to recognize the best article written in English in the field of United States and Canadian library history, including the history of libraries, librarianship and book culture in the previous two calendar years.

Library History Round Table supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program with a gift of $1,000 to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative. 

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