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Discussion LHRT Events in Orlando

by Eric Novotny on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 10:08 am

All are invited to join the Library History Round Table for an exciting slate of library history events at ALA Annual.   Conveniently, everything is in the same hotel, so no need to brave the harsh summer sun between meetings.  I look forward to seeing many of you there and having a fun and informative day talking about history!   

 

Cheers,

Eric Novotny

 

 

All are invited to join the Library History Round Table for an exciting slate of library history events at ALA Annual.   Conveniently, everything is in the same hotel, so no need to brave the harsh summer sun between meetings.  I look forward to seeing many of you there and having a fun and informative day talking about history!   

 

Cheers,

Eric Novotny

 

 

Library History Round Table Meetings and Programs
Annual Conference Sessions: ALA Orlando, 2016

LHRT Executive Board Meeting
6/26/2016, 8:30AM - 10:00AM   
HYATT - Columbia 37

Business meeting for the Library History Round Table.  Agenda forthcoming

 

LHRT Edward G. Holley Memorial Lecture
"History, Childhood, Memory, and Imagination"

6/26/16   10:30AM - 11:30AM
HYATT - Barrel Springs I

John Cech, Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature & Culture at the University of Florida, will share insights from a lifetime researching children's literature in his talk entitled "History, Childhood, Memory, and Imagination".  Professor Cech was the Producer and Host of the Public Radio program, “Recess!,” (1998–2007). He is the author of Imagination and Innovation: The Story of Weston WoodsAngels and Wild Things; The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak, and the editor of American Writers for Children, 1900–1960.

 

LHRT Research Forum: 
"History of Reading and Readers in Libraries"
6/26/2016, 1:00PM - 2:30PM   
HYATT - Bayhill 27

  • Amy Breimaier:  Caleb Bingham's Vision for America: A Case Study of the
    Youth's Library 1806 Catalogue
  • Mary Carroll: Exiled and isolated: Libraries in the early penal
    settlements of Van Dieman’s Land.
  • Dr. Emily Knox:   "Dirty" Materials Out of Place: Inappropriate Books and
    Social Classification
  • Brian Shetler: "Never Read Any But Famed Books": 19th Century Libraries
    and the Middlebrow Reader.
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Discussion January 31 Deadline: Published Research award: Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 09:42 pm

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines
1.    All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2015 calendar year.
2.    Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles.  
3.    All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
4.    Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
5.    Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
6.    Research articles will be judged on the following points:
•    Definition of the research problem;
•    Application of research methods;
•    Clarity of the reporting of the research;
•    Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
7.    The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2016 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
803.777.0485
srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Discussion Invite to run for LHRT office -- reply by Dec. 9th!

by Bernadette Lear on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 08:40 am

Hello LHRT members --

If you want to get more involved with LHRT, now is your chance! Elections to LHRT's Executive Committee will take place in the spring, so we are looking for members who are ready and willing to serve as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. I have copied below a description of these positions.

Hello LHRT members --

If you want to get more involved with LHRT, now is your chance! Elections to LHRT's Executive Committee will take place in the spring, so we are looking for members who are ready and willing to serve as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. I have copied below a description of these positions.

Terms of office begin immediately following ALA's annual conference (around July 1, 2016). Officers are required to attend face-to-face meetings at the annual conference, but LHRT's midwinter meetings are held online. Please understand that submitting your name is no guarantee that you will appear on the ballot. All candidates will be vetted by LHRT's Nominations Committee, as all nominees must be current members of ALA and LHRT. Also, per LHRT bylaws, candidates for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer must have a record of prior service to the round table. 

If you have further questions about any of these positions, feel free to contact Dominique Daniel (daniel@oakland.edu), LHRT Past-Chair and the current Chair of the Nominations Committee, or contact any current member of the Executive Committee. If you are interested in running, include a resume and a brief statement explaining why you wish to run for office. 
 
The deadline to apply is **Wednesday, December 9, 2015**

We look forward to hearing from you!
 
Bernadette Lear
Member of Nominations Committee 

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Discussion Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

by Susan Rathbun-Grubb on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2016 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2016.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines
1.    All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2015 calendar year.
2.    Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles.  
3.    All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
4.    Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
5.    Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
6.    Research articles will be judged on the following points:
•    Definition of the research problem;
•    Application of research methods;
•    Clarity of the reporting of the research;
•    Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
7.    The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2016 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
803.777.0485
srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Event Library History Seminar XIII

by Eric Novotny on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

Library History Seminar XIII
Libraries: Traditions and Innovations

Simmons College, Boston, MA.   July 30-August 2, 2015
http://slis.simmons.edu/blogs/lhs13/ 

Library History Seminar XIII
Libraries: Traditions and Innovations

Simmons College, Boston, MA.   July 30-August 2, 2015
http://slis.simmons.edu/blogs/lhs13/ 

Held every five years, the Library History Seminar features presentations by scholars from the U.S. and other countries.  LHS XIII will be held at Simmons College, July 31-Aug. 2.  

Keynote speakers are:
 Ann Blair, historian and professor at Harvard University and author of Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age 
 David Wienberger, author of Cluetrain Manifesto and Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of New Digital Disorder

 For more information and to register, visit http://slis.simmons.edu/blogs/lhs13/  

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Discussion Library History Roundtable (LHRT) Annual Conference Sessions: ALA San Francisco, 2015

by Melora Norman on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 01:49 pm

Information about LHRT annual conference happenings now on the LHRT web site!

2015 LHRT Edward G. Holley Memorial Lecture

 
Ezra Greenspan, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Humanities, Southern Methodist University, will be the 2015 Holley Lecture speaker at the upcoming American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. His presentation will address a key question in library history: Where do the lives of individuals, books and serials, archives, and libraries intersect?
 
The talk, The Lives of Persons, Printed Matter, and Institutions of Letters, will explore the intersections in the lives of nineteenth-century African Americans, a people for whom personhood, literacy, and access to institutions of letters was, on the one hand, contested by the white majority; and, on the other, essential for self- and community-formation.
 
When: Sunday, June 28, 2015, 10:30-11:30 am
 
Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco (Room TBA)
 
 

LHRT Research Forum
 
Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives

  • MADE MARIAN: Real Librarians of the California Coast Lisa Blank
  • Along the Wilderness Road: Social Libraries on the Virginia Frontier Yvonne Carignan
  • Rural Women and the Ladies’ Library Association: Reading Culture and Peer Education in the Absence of Public Libraries Ladies Library Association, Schoolcraft, Michigan Sharon Carlson & Carole Nowicke

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015  3:00-4:00 pm
 
Where: TBA
  

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Discussion CFP ALA 2015 "Libraries and Frontiers"

by Melora Norman on Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 04:42 pm

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2015 ALA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, June 25-30, 2015

"Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives"

Library History Round Table Research Forum, June 2015

The theme of the Forum will be the history of libraries and different kinds of frontiers – geographical as well as figurative.

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2015 ALA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, June 25-30, 2015

"Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives"

Library History Round Table Research Forum, June 2015

The theme of the Forum will be the history of libraries and different kinds of frontiers – geographical as well as figurative.

Subjects may include -- but are not limited to -- historical studies of:
• Geographical Frontiers - libraries situated at (or beyond) national/regional boundaries; libraries expanding into new territories. 
• Intellectual and cultural Frontiers – libraries advancing and responding to new ideas and shifting paradigms.
• Technological Frontiers – libraries at the forefront of innovation.
 

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals addressing academic libraries are encouraged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), but submissions exploring all library types are welcome.

Proposals are due on Jan. 16, 2015. Each proposal must include the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar's one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that the abstract include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress). 

om the submissions received, the LHRT Research Committee will select several authors to present their completed work at the Forum. So that the Forum's facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 19, 2015. Presentations will likely be recorded and made available to paid conference attendees. The Research Forum will likely occur onSunday, June 27, 2015. 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: January 16, 2015 
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS: June 19, 2015
 

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:
Eric Novotny
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair Penn State University Libraries
W321 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (717) 948-6360
E-mail: ecn1@psu.edu

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Online Doc 2013-2014 Secretary/Treasurer Annual Report for LHRT

by Ellen Pozzi on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Attached is the 2013-2014 Sec/Treas report for the LHRT annual meeting. 

Online Doc Report re. Planning for Library History Seminar

by Bernadette Lear on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

LHRT sponsors a conference, "Library History Seminar," which is held every five years. The next one will be July 31-August 2, 2015 at Simmons College in Boston. Attached is a report from the planning committee. For questions, contact Melanie Kimball, melanie.kimball@simmons.edu .

Online Doc Agenda for LHRT 2014 Executive Committee Meeting

by Bernadette Lear on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

Attached is the agenda for LHRT's 2014 Executive Committee Meeting, which will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255, on Sunday, June 29th, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bernadette Lear, LHRT Chair, BAL19@psu.edu

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The mission of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) is to encourage research and publication on library history and promote awareness and discussion of historical issues in librarianship.

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