LHRT (Library History Round Table)

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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.

Open Group Library History Reform - Gender & Diversity Issues Now-ALA Connect

  • 1.  Open Group Library History Reform - Gender & Diversity Issues Now-ALA Connect

    Posted Aug 03, 2012 10:14 PM

    Please excuse any duplication 

    For anyone interested - I have just created a NEW OPEN communityon ALA Connect - please help spread the word & encourage others to participate on gender & diversity issues in library history today

    you do not need to be an ALA member to participate but everyone does need to register and set up with ALA Connect to post etc

    Thanks all .....Karen W

    http://connect.ala.org/node/184950

    Open Group Library History Reform - Gender & Diversity Issues Now Community
    1 member | About this group


    The Open Group for Library History Reform is a new OPEN ALA Connectcommunity for discussion of concerns and suggestions for improvingadvocacy within ALA and our communities for addressing  LibraryHistory Reform in terms of gender and diversity issues.


    ALA conference committees and round tables -- are they doing enoughfor library history?
    ALA conference meetings and presentations -- are they doing enough forgender & diversity in terms of programs, services, research andpublications about our library history of the past & the future?


    Who is telling the story of library history ?   Are gender & diversity reflected enough ?


    What about civic engagement and library history ?  Is it being told accurately enough ?


    Who gets to decide for the ALA and larger library community what the history is and will be?


    Are ALA committees reflecting gender & diversity enough ?  Do peopleeven know who tells the library history "story" these days ?     Also, how important is Library History to You ?


    Please add your thoughts in this Open Group on Gender & Diversity in Library History
    Also, what would you like to see more of from current ALA libraryhistory programming etc ?


    Thank you,


    Karen Weaver MLS

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

    Member, ALISE Association for Library & Information Science Education, Membership Advisory Committee    http://www.alise.org   

    Member, ALA LHRT Library History Round Table 

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    Digital Projects Assistant/Library Systems

    Duquesne University, Gumberg Library

    Pittsburgh PA 15282  / email: weaverk@duq.edu / melvil4u@gmail.com