Library History Round Table Meetings and Programs

Annual 2019 Logo


Below is the LHRT schedule for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Come join us for these exciting programs and events!


Saturday, June 22, 2019

12:00 noon

LHRT Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library  

The tour will put an emphasis on the library's history. There is a limit of 40 people on the tour - sign up here if you are interested.


Sunday, June 23, 2019

8:30 - 10:00 am

LHRT Executive Committee Meeting:

Open to all; only EC members may vote. This is a good way to learn about LHRT governance.

Location: Marriott Marquis, Salon 14 

10:30 - 11:30 am

LHRT President's Program:

Through the Library Looking Glass: The Wonderland of Archival Footage
"An exciting behind-the-scenes discussion of the Oscar-nominated and award-winning director and producers of "Free for all: Inside the Public Library," also showing at ALA.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 154A-B

2:30 - 3:30 pm

LHRT Research Forum: 

  • Mr. Eric Novotny (Pennsylvania State Unviersity, Pattee & Paterno Library) - "Historical Responses to Immigration: Using New Technology to Explore Old Questions"
  • Dr. Ana Ndumu and Ms. C. Kimmi Ramnine (University of Maryland iSchool) - "Libraries and the Americanization Crusade: A Biographical and Critical Study of John Foster Carr"

Location: Marriott Marquis, Treasury

Awards to be presented:

  • Justin Winsor Award - TBA
  • Gleason Award - Wayne & Shirley Wiegand - The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South. Ibrahim Mumin will accept the award on their behalf.
  • Phyllis Dain Disseration Award - TBA