LHRT (Library History Round Table) RoundTable
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.
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: email@example.com with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research
Susan Rathbun-Grubb, MSLS, PhD – Chair, Shera Award Committee, LRRT
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
Library History Seminar XIII
Libraries: Traditions and Innovations
Simmons College, Boston, MA. July 30-August 2, 2015
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/
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
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:
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair Penn State University Libraries
W321 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (717) 948-6360
Location of all events: LVCC - Las Vegas Convention Center
LHRT Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 30th, 8:30-10:00 a.m., LVCC-N225
The annual business meeting for the Library History Round Table. All members and guests are invited to attend. Watch ALA Connect for the agenda and related documents.
LHRT Edward G. Holley Memorial Lecture
Sunday, June 29th, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LVCC-N237
Title: "The Business of Lectures: An Itinerant History of Public Culture in Nineteenth-Century America"
Speaker: Thomas Augst, New York University
Following the transatlantic career of a uniquely successful temperance advocate across spaces and platforms of mass communication, this paper maps the development of the public lecture as a civic institution and a professional enterprise.
LHRT Research Forum
Title: "The Library and the City, Historical Perspectives"
Sunday, June 29th, 3:00-4:00 p.m., LVCC-N240
Speakers: Karl Pettit, Northern Illinois University; Hal Grossman, Hunter College; and Suzanne Stauffer, Louisiana State University
Speakers will present recent scholarship on the history of libraries and cities. Topics include the Public Library in the town of Pullman, IL in 1883; librarians' response to open admissions and the City University of New York in the 1970s; and Utah's Library-Gymnasium movement in 1907-1912.
ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) Program, Co-Sponsored by LHRT
Title: "The Speaker"
Monday, June 30th, 8:00-10:00 a.m., LVCC-N242
Speakers: Robert Wedgeworth, past ALA Executive Director; Beverly Lynch, University of California Los Angeles; and Mark McCallon, Abilene Christian University
In 1977, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee released "The Speaker," a film that led to unprecedented rancor, division, and discussion within the association. Controversy over the film dominated the 1977 Annual Conference in Detroit, and nearly 40 years later, strong opinions remain about the process and the end product. We invite you to attend this screening of the film, followed by a panel that will address the controversy, and a chance for attendees to give their thoughts.
ALA Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) Program, Co-sponsored by LHRT
Title: "Tribes and Scribes: Native American and WPA Historical Research"
Monday, June 30th, 1:00-2:30 p.m., LVCC-N232
Speakers: Marie Concannon, University of Missouri-Columbia; Sandra McAninch, University of Kentucky; Kristine Stilwell, Troy University; and Brandon Burnette, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
This session will feature two presentations highlighting unique historical resources from the federal government. After seventy years, The Work Projects Administration Historical Records Survey (WPA HRS) remains one of the best discovery tools for government records from the 1700s through the early 1940s. Learn what the HRS is and what it has to offer historians and genealogists. Public access to HRS volumes is easier now due to work conducted at the University of Kentucky Library. We'll also give strategies on how to track down present-day locations of archival material described in the HRS. Then, learn about materials from the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Census, the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs as well as other documents and publications pertaining to Native Americans.
For more information:http://www.ala.org/lhrt/oversightgroups/conferenceinfo/conferenceinforma...