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.

  • 1.  ALA Library History Round Table (LHRT) Book Discussion Group - LHRT Reads 2024 Selections

    Posted Feb 06, 2024 07:51 PM

    LHRT Reads 2024 Selections

    We are pleased to announce the selections for the upcoming year of LHRT Reads, the Library History Roundtable's media discussion club. We chose the titles below based on your suggestions and are excited to read them along with you. We hope you'll be able to join us. We will send registration details for the first event in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

    March 21, 2024
    Public in Name Only: The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In Demonstration by Brenda Mitchell-Powell
    May 16, 2024
    Overdue: Reckoning with the Public Library by Amanda Oliver
    August 29, 2024
    The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann
    October 17, 2024
    Torn from their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries
    December 12, 2024
    The Dictionary People by Sarah Ogilvie

    We would also like to share that LHRT has kindly allocated a small, limited fund to expand participation in LHRT Reads. If you would like to participate but cannot access the books from a local library or afford to allocate resources towards their purchase, please email the LHRT Reads co-organizers. Thanks to former LHRT Chair Bernadette Lear for spearheading this idea and the LHRT Executive Committee for its support of this initiative.

    Michele Fenton and Amanda Belantara, LHRT Reads  Co-Organizers

    Michele Fenton
    Librarian I/Cataloger
    Indiana State Library
    Indianapolis, IN
    (317) 234-4937

  • 2.  RE: ALA Library History Round Table (LHRT) Book Discussion Group - LHRT Reads 2024 Selections

    Posted Feb 11, 2024 06:43 PM

    I'm looking forward to this book club.  Please add me to the list for correspondence.  tina.spielmann.mlis@gmail.com

    Tina Spielmann
    Records & Information Management Specialist