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 time: https://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
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.
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