CALL FOR PAPERS FOR LHRT RESEARCH FORUM

"Library Materials and Services for Children and Young Adults Historical Perspectives"

Library History Round Table (LHRT)
Research Forum, July 2009
Co-Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2009 ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 9-15, 2009. The theme of the Forum will be the history of library materials and services for children and young adults. This program is co-sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on November 28, 2008.  Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar's one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that the abstract include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

From the submissions, the LHRT Research Committee will select several authors to present their completed work at the Forum. The program will be publicized in January 2009. So that the Forum's facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 19, 2009. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, July 12, 2009. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration options, see ALA's events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org/.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 28, 2008

DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS: June 19, 2009

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:

Bernadette A. Lear
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair
Penn State-Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Dr.
Middletown, PA 17057
Telephone: (717) 948-6360
E-mail: bal19@psu.edu