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CFP: Libraries and Frontiers: Historical Perspectives

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of 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"

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 and all library types.  Proposals addressing academic libraries are encouraged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

Each proposal must include the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar's one-page vita. It is desirable that the abstract include a problem or thesis, a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions).

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. 

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
Penn State University Libraries
W321 Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 865-1014
E-mail: ecn1@psu.edu

 

Details:
Granting body
Type of assistance
Deadline to applyJan. 16, 2015
State (US/CA)-- (United States) --
Open to non-U.S. residents?Yes
Open to non-ALA membersYes

Contact information:
Eric Novotny
Penn State University Libraries
ecn1@psu.edu
814-865-1014

This opportunity originated from the Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory (FALIS).