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.

CFP: Intellectual Freedom & Libraries in America & Abroad: Historical Perspectives 12/15/11*

  • 1.  CFP: Intellectual Freedom & Libraries in America & Abroad: Historical Perspectives 12/15/11*

    Posted Oct 16, 2011 10:26 AM

    LHRT Research Forum

    Call for Papers:

    Intellectual Freedom and Libraries in America and Abroad : Historical Perspectives

    For Presentation

    at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA),

    Anaheim, CA., June 21-26, 2012

    The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association invites submissions of scholarly papers related to the history of intellectual freedom as evidenced in the concerns and actions of libraries,librarians, and library associations.  Subjects may include historical studies of events, movements, individuals or groups (i.e. librarians, library associations, library educators, library supporters) pertaining to censorship, banned books, freedom of information, freedom to read, the Library Bill of Rights, and related topics.
    LHRT encourages submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners.

    Proposals are due on December 15, 2011.  Each proposal must give the proposal 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.  Proposals should include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primarysources used for research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions forworks in progress).

    The LHRT Research Committee will select a number of authors to present their completed works at the LHRT Research Forum to beheld on Sunday June 24, 2012 at the ALA Annual Conference.  Presentations will be approximately twenty minutes each.  The program will be publicized in January 2012.  So that the Forum’s facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 1, 2012.  

    All presenters must register to attend the conference.  For registration options, see ALA’s events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org.

    Accepted papers will also be collected with permissions of the authors for submission as a future issue of the University of Illinois Occasional Papers.

    DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:                           December 15, 2011
    DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS              June 1, 2012

    Please submit proposals via e-mail or surface mail and direct inquiries to:

    Mark McCallon LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair

    221 Brown Library ACU Box 29208 Abilene, Texas 79699-9208

    E-Mail: mccallonm@acu.edu Telephone: 325-674-2348



    Karen Weaver, MLS, Electronic Resources Statistician, Collection Management, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA email: weaverk@duq.edu / melvil4u@gmail.com

    On Behalf of LHRT Library History Round Table, Membership & Outreach Committee