LHRT (Library History Round Table) RoundTable
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Library and the City: Historical Perspectives - Library History Round Table Research Forum, ALA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, June 2014by Dominique Daniel on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:57 am
The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its research forum at the 2014 ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, June 26-July 1, 2014. The theme of the forum will be the library and the city, a broad theme that embraces the pivotal roles that libraries have played in American cities. Subjects may include -- but are not limited to -- historical studies of events, movements, individuals or groups (i.e. librarians, library associations, library educators, library supporters) in American cities. Proposals that explore the social, political, economic and cultural relationships between libraries and cities will be preferred.
LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Each proposal must include the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar’s vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that the abstract include a problem statement or thesis; a statement of the topic’s significance; objectives, methods, and primary sources used for the research; and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress). All proposals are due on November 30, 2013.
From the submissions, the LHRT Research Committee will select several authors to present their completed work at the forum. The speakers will be notified and the program will be publicized in January 2014. So that the forum’s facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 13, 2014. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 29, 2014. 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 30, 2013
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS: June 13, 2014
Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair
244 - Kresge Library
2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309
The Midwinter Virtual Meeting of the LHRT Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 11th at 2 p.m. CST. All LHRT members are invited to attend. We will be meeting via Skype (http://www.skype.com). Please try to Skype me a few minutes before the meeting. My Skype username is drmarkatacu. If you do not have access to Skype, then you can phone into the meeting by calling my Skype number at +1-325-261-6909. If you need additional assistance, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Attached to this message is a file with the agenda and submitted reports and documents for the meeting.
We look forward to your attendance.
ALA LHRT Chairperson, 2012-2013
Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely.
Seeing is Believing: Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7
Time: 2PM Eastern time | 1PM Central time | Noon Mountain time | 11AM Pacific time
Duration: 1.5 hours
Register for access: Use this Adobe Connect link to register; if this email comes with the hyperlink disabled/ you have registration problems, please email email@example.com before Tuesday Nov. 6 to register. Space is limited to 97 attendees.
This free webinar, sponsored by the ALA Committee on Research and Statistics, will provide an overview of best practices in the graphical presentation of quantitative information, emphasizing the need for clarity, fairness, accuracy, and visual efficiency. The purpose of data visualization is to display data impartially in order to uncover the 'stories' data have to tell. When presentations follow the graphical principles presented, then trustworthy and useful stories can emerge from our data.
"Seeing is Believing" was originally scheduled for ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.
The webinar recommends avoiding marketing-oriented visualization designs that trivialize quantitative evidence while seeking to engage and entertain audiences. Attendees will learn how to select graphical formats to portray their data effectively. An introductory subset from the larger array of graphical best practices will be presented.
The workshop aims to provide attendees with a taste of this fascinating topic in order to inspire further study of works by visualization experts Edward Tufte, William Cleveland, Howard Wainer, Stephen Few, and Dona Wong.
Presenter: Ray Lyons is a statistical programmer, independent consultant, and trainer in library performance measurement. He is the co-creator of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. His articles on library assessment have appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Library & Information Science Research. Ray has masters degrees in library and information science and in public administration, with a specialty in quantitative methods. He writes at http://libperformance.com.
Request for Site Proposals: Library History Seminar XIII (2015)
LHRT is issuing another request for proposals for an institutional host for Library History Seminar XIII to take place in the year 2015.
History and Overview
The Library History Seminar (LHS) was established in 1961 and has become the most prestigious international conference dedicated to the study of the history of librarianship. LHS takes place every five years. The conference often attracts over 100 scholars from across the United States and abroad. Papers from past conferences have been published as a special issue of the journals Information and Culture and Library Trends, and also in monograph form.
LHRT’s Executive Committee will make the final decision at the ALA midwinter meeting in January 2013. Executive committee members will select a site primarily based on written proposals received by the deadline of December 1st, 2012
The host institution finances the Library History Seminar using grants, gifts, internal budget allocations and registration fees. Previous conferences featured a limited number of scholarships for graduate students. LHRT may also provide a small grant for scholarships. It is imperative that proposals include information on budgeting the conference, and potential sources of funding to make the seminar possible.
The LHRT Executive Committee recommends that applicants include a theme in the proposal, but emphasizes that this is an important scholarly forum that should provide ample opportunities for historical research presentations on other aspects of library history in its widest scope, and encourage diversity of speakers in terms of geography, ethnicity, gender and subject specialty while also maintaining LHS’s high standards for historical research.
Please send your proposal by December 1st, 2012 in electronic form (as either MS Word attachment or as plain e-mail text) to Mark McCallon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The document should be 2 to 5 pages long. Proposals will be distributed to all members of the LHRT Executive Committee. Please e-mail any questions to Mark McCallon at the above e-mail address or call (325) 674-2348.
Proposal to Host Library History Seminar XIII (2015)
Planned number of days:
[Please provide specific details, including whether the conference facility would be a private or public space. How many meeting rooms will be available for the LHS and specify fees. Please also briefly address transportation issues relating to the location (i.e., what is the closest major airport and how does one get to/from there and the conference location).]
[Please specify what hotel/dormitory facilities are available within walking range of the conference location.]
Financial and Institutional Support:
This section will understandably be rough and tentative, but the committee wants to see that the host will be able to arrange clerical support to take care of publicity and handle reservations. Please also propose an estimated registration fee.
The committee also encourages the host to look for internal/external grants to support the seminar. The host will be responsible for securing these grants. Grants make it possible to keep registration fees affordable, and bring graduate students and keynote speakers. Please list possible sources of grants or other income you might approach in order to finance the seminar.
Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:
LHRT Chairperson, 2012-2013
Your consideration and submissions are greatly appreciated.