Library History Round Table (LHRT)

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The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association exists to facilitate communication among scholars and students of library...

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LHRT awards honor dissertations, articles, and books that make notable contributions to the library history field.

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LHRT's oversees the publication of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society and LHRT News and Notes.

LHRT At VIRTUAL ALA Annual Conference 2020.

  • June 26, (Friday) Holley Lecture:
    • 12:15-1pm (CT) : Dr. Lisa Tetrault - "The Fight by Remembering: The Making of a Suffrage Archive."  Join via Zoom:; Password 333679
  • June 28th (Sunday):
    • 8:30 - 10:00 am (CT)  Executive Committee Meeting. Open to all; only EC members may vote. This is a good way to learn about LHRT governance. Information on how to access to follow.
    • 2:30 - 3:30 pm (CT): 2020 LHRT Research Forum: Turning Corners  Zoom meeting hosted by LHRT. Join Via Zoom: Zoom link:; password: 111360
      • Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce (University of Iowa) – “Turning Toward Technology: Implementing Computers and Non-Book Resources in U.S. Libraries, 1940-1963"
      • Dr. Gregory Leazer (UCLA) and Dr. Robert D. Montoya(Indiana University) – “Origins and Reinforcements of the Public Library-School Library Divide, and the Crisis of Polygovermentailty” 

LHRT encourages research and publication on library history and promotes awareness and discussion of historical issues in librarianship.

Check out LHRT's journal: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society.


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