LIRT History

A brief history of the Library Instruction Round Table is provided, along with links to a variety of historical documents including a list of LIRT presidents, 25th and 35th anniversary documents, and previous publications produced by LIRT committees.

The Library Instruction Round Table was started in 1977 with the intent to bring together librarians who provide library instruction across all types of libraries -- academic, public, school, and special libraries. For information on the early history of LIRT, a group of Emerging Leaders interviewed several early LIRT leaders, providing an oral history for the early years of the Library Instruction Round Table and library instruction.