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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

Online Doc LHRT Chair's Report, June 2014

by Bernadette Lear on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

Attached is the LHRT Chair's report for 2013/2014. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Bernadette A. Lear, LHRT Chair, BAL19@psu.edu

Online Doc LHRT MidWinter Minutes 2014

by Ellen Pozzi on Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 04:51 pm

Hello,

Attached are the minutes from the LHRT MidWinter Virtual Meeting in January 2014.

If you have any questions please contact the LHRT Chair, Bernadette Lear at BAL19@psu.edu, or Ellen Pozzi at pozzie@wpunj.edu.

 

Thank you,

Ellen Pozzi

Secretary/Treasurer, LHRT

Online Doc Minutes from Annual Meeting (Chicago, June 2013)

by Bernadette Lear on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 03:18 pm

Greetings!

Attached are the minutes from the LHRT Executive Committee's 2013 Annual Meeting. If you have comments or questions, please contact LHRT Chair Bernadette A. Lear, BAL19@psu.edu.

Bernadette  :)

Online Doc Register today for ALA-CORS seminar, Seeing is Believing (November 7th)

by Rudolph Rose (non-member) on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 03:26 pm

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement about the November 7th webinar widely.

Seeing is Believing:  Understanding Data Visualization for Library Research

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 nrose@ala.org 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.

Webinar home page: http://www.ala.org/offices/cors/seeing-believing-understanding-data-visualization-library-research-webinar

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Online Doc Library History Seminar Registration and Travel Reimbursement Grant

by Bernadette Lear on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

LHRT is providing free registration and travel reimbursement grants of up to $350 each, for two graduate students or new professionals who wish to attend Library History Seminar XII (LHS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 10-12, 2010. For more information about the conference, see its web site.

LHRT is providing free registration and travel reimbursement grants of up to $350 each, for two graduate students or new professionals who wish to attend Library History Seminar XII (LHS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 10-12, 2010. For more information about the conference, see its web site.

Any student or new professional (less than 3 years’ experience) interested in this grant must fill out the application form (Word 2003 or PDF version), submit graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and provide at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, employer, or professional colleague.  For more details about the award, selection criteria, and expectations of winners, see the award description (Word 2003 or PDF version).

All application materials are due no later than June 1, 2010. Send applications, transcripts, and letters to Bernadette A. Lear, LHRT Chair, Penn State Harrisburg Library, 351 Olmsted Dr., Middletown, PA 17057. Or you may e-mail: BAL19@psu.edu.

 

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Online Doc Proposed Bylaws Changes, 2010

by Bernadette Lear on Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 01:00 pm

All LHRT members are encouraged to view the proposed changes (see attached MS Word 2007 document), and provide feedback before the Executive Committee meets at Midwinter. Contact Bernadette Lear, LHRT Chair (BAL19@psu.edu) with your comments or concerns.

All LHRT members are encouraged to view the proposed changes (see attached MS Word 2007 document), and provide feedback before the Executive Committee meets at Midwinter. Contact Bernadette Lear, LHRT Chair (BAL19@psu.edu) with your comments or concerns.

The first item proposes to specify terms of service for LHRT’s Members-at-Large, Awards Committee, and Nominations and Elections Committee.  The second item proposes to define the duties of the Past-Chair and Past-Secretary. The third item proposes to create the position of Webmaster, which will also be a position on LHRT’s Publications Committee. The final item proposes to create a (standing) Fundraising Committee, to subsume the current ad-hoc Auction Committee.

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Online Doc 2010 Invited Speakers Program CFP

by Bernadette Lear on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 02:24 pm

CALL FOR PRESENTERS
 
Documenting and Celebrating Your Library’s History: Tips from the Experts

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Invited Speakers Program, June 2010

Co-sponsored by ALTAFF and PLA

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks presenters for its Invited Speakers Program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 24-30, 2010.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS
 
Documenting and Celebrating Your Library’s History: Tips from the Experts

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Invited Speakers Program, June 2010

Co-sponsored by ALTAFF and PLA

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks presenters for its Invited Speakers Program at the ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 24-30, 2010.

No community’s history is complete without the history of its library. Yet many libraries have never researched or published an institutional history. While many libraries collect local newspapers, maps, and other documentation about their surrounding area, they often neglect their own library’s annual reports, newsletters, and photographs. Thus they lose an opportunity to remind constituents that libraries are among the grandest, busiest buildings in town, have long records of public service, and are a vital part of community life. In light of the large number of Carnegie, LSA/LSCA-funded, and other libraries celebrating anniversaries in coming years, LHRT’s 2010 Invited Speakers program aims to help practitioners and library advocates to document, preserve, and promote the unique histories of their own institutions.

Importantly, this event will NOT be a scholarly, “conference paper” panel. Instead, the program will provide step-by-step instructions, helpful advice, and ready-to-use resources. We are seeking speakers who can address one or more of the following topics:

*Recommended information sources for library history research
*Capturing 20th and 21st -century library history through oral history, photography, and other means
*Handling and storage considerations for historic documents and artifacts
*Organizing an archive of your library’s reports, newsletters, photos, and other documents
*Interpreting old documents, notetaking, and other practical aspects of research and writing
*Options for publishing and promoting your library’s history
*Other topics pertaining to documenting, researching, archiving, and promoting library history

LHRT welcomes proposals from speakers of all backgrounds, including library school faculty, practitioners, administrators, and library volunteers. Proposals are due on November 27th, 2009. Each proposal must give a presentation title, a summary or outline (up to 500 words), and the presenter’s resume or vita. The proposal should also make clear which of topic(s) above the presenter is willing and able to address. If the presenter has taught similar workshops in the past, he or she is welcomed to append handouts and/or slides. Since this program will emphasize practice rather than research, it is desirable that the resume or vita emphasize the presenter’s professional expertise, work experience, and workshops/courses taught, rather than scholarly publications or awards.

From the submissions, the LHRT Program Committee will select 1-4 Invited Speakers and publicize the list of speakers in January 2010. Depending on the number, quality, and variety of proposals, LHRT may pursue publication of a book or journal special issue on this topic. The Invited Speaker(s) and other high-quality submissions will be offered first opportunity to publish in this venue if it is arranged.

So that the program’s facilitator may introduce each presenter, completed presentations are due June 12th, 2010. The Invited Speakers Program will likely occur during a 1.5-2 hour time slot on Sunday, June 27th, 2009. 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 27, 2009
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PRESENTATIONS: June 12, 2010

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:

Bernadette A. Lear
LHRT Chair/Program Committee Chair
Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Dr.
Middletown, PA 17057
Telephone: (717) 948-6360
E-mail: 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.

Learn more about LHRT on the ALA website.

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