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

LHRT Programs at ALA Annual 

 

LHRT Holley Memorial Lecture (Dr. Venkat Mani, "Publics and Their Reading Publics: A Pact with Books"), Saturday, June 26th, 2:45-3:45 p.m. Central time: https://www.eventscribe.net/2021/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=891419

LHRT Research Forum (theme is library history and social justice), Saturday, June 26th, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Central timehttps://www.eventscribe.net/2021/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=891420

See https://www.ala.org/rt/lhrt/oversightgroups/conferenceinfo/conferenceinformation for other programs of interest to LHRT members. 

 

Library History Seminar XIV: Libraries Without Borders 

June 10-12, 2021

#LibHistSem2021

 

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to present the program for the virtual Library History Seminar (LHS): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YEzn_4u24sKT07DUFM3JfcUN_jJTwB_FgPKup2jj9ZA/edit?usp=sharing.

Register for the LHS 21 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-history-seminar-xiv-libraries-without-borders-tickets-149151493131

Also, we are seeking speakers for 2 fun "Lightening Round /Social Events" at the Seminar:

On Thursday, June 10th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern, "Bring Your Own Book" will feature colleagues who have authored library-related books since the last LHS in 2015. Speakers will have up to 5 minutes each to talk about their work, including their topics, methods, conclusions, interesting anecdotes, and whatever else they would like to share. If you’re interested in presenting at Bring Your Own Book, please contact Ellen Pozzi (POZZIE@wpunj.edu) no later than Sunday, June 6.

On Friday, June 11th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern, "Collector's Corner" will celebrate the historical material culture of libraries. Speakers will show-and-tell library-related artifacts and obsolete technologies from their institutional or personal collections. Each person will have up to 5 minutes each to talk about their items’ features, history, and whatever else they would like to share. If you’re interested in presenting at Collector’s Corner, please contact Bernadette A. Lear (BAL19@psu.edu) no later than Sunday, June 6.

Attendance for Library History Seminar is capped at 500. Zoom URLs and other logistical information will sent to registrants via Event Brite.

 

 

 


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.

 

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society (LCHS) is now accepting submissions for volume 5, number 1, to be published Spring 2021, and for subsequent issues to be published semiannually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS is available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.


The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while bringing together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library employees and users. There are no limits of time period or geography, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, academic, and school libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Education, Sociology,  Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 5, issue 1, are due August 28th, 2020, and the deadline for volume 5, issue 2 will be in late February. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system at https://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS . They must also conform to the instructions for authors at https://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS/account/LCHS%20Author%20Submission%20Guidelines.pdf. New scholars, and authors whose work is in the "idea" stage, are welcomed to contact the editors if they would like guidance prior to submission.    

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu
Eric Novotny, ECN1@psu.edu

 

LHRT New and Notes: https://lhrtnews.wordpress.com

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