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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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Robert Darnton today-Smith College-On Books, Libraries, Digital Future-Northampton MA*4:30pm Today 3/12*

  • 1.  Robert Darnton today-Smith College-On Books, Libraries, Digital Future-Northampton MA*4:30pm Today 3/12*

    Posted Mar 12, 2012 10:07 AM

    Posting to LHRT-L  & SHARP-L  book/library history friends :

    Please excuse any duplication - sharing for all who may be interestedand in the Smith College/Western MA area today --Best, KarenW

    via Smith College libraries on Facebook


    "Robert Darnton to Speak on Books, Libraries, and the Digital Future"

    A renowned historian and a pioneer in the study of the history of the book, Darnton's current focus is e-publishing.

    4:30 pm, Neilson Browsing Room.

    Smith College Libraries, Northampton, Mass. TODAY !


    Monday, March 12, 2012

    4:30 pm

    Robert Darnton: Books, Libraries, and the Digital Future,

    Neilson Browsing Room Smith College Libraries, Northampton MA

    Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. Darnton is the driving force behind the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) project and was a founder of the Gutenberg-e program, sponsored by Mellon Foundation. From 1968 to 1997, Darnton served on the European History faculty at Princeton. He has written extensively on theliterary world of Enlightenment France. Among his honors are a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award and election to the French Legion of Honor. President Obama awarded Darnton one of the 2011 National Medals of Arts and Humanities at the White House on February 13, 2012.


    Mary Irwin

    Friends of the Smith College Libraries

    mirwin@smith.edu (413) 585-2903


    Karen Weaver, MLS

    Electronic Resources Statistician, Collection Management

    Duquesne University, Gumberg Library

    Pittsburgh PA email: weaverk@duq.edu / Gmail: melvil4u@gmail.com

    Member, ALA LHRT Library History Round Table, Membership & Outreach Committee

    Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship

    Member, ALISE Association for Library & Information Science Education, Membership Advisory Committee