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.

Help plan the 2026 Library History Seminar (2nd call)

  • 1.  Help plan the 2026 Library History Seminar (2nd call)

    Posted Feb 15, 2024 03:00 PM

    Every 5 years, the Library History Round Table hosts a Library History Seminar.  This is a two- or three-day event in which scholars, students, and aficionados of library history gather to share their research and discuss issues in the field. 

    The next Library History Seminar (number XV) is tentatively scheduled to be held online in October 2026.   We are looking for some volunteers to help pull it together.

    Opportunities exist to work on:

    • Programs (choosing speakers, etc.)
      • You can also volunteer just to be a peer reviewer for paper submissions
    • Logistics (managing the registration and presentation software, etc.)
    • Publicity (including graphic design and web design)
    • Budget
    • Proceedings (turning the seminar's papers into a published volume)
    • Steering Committee

    Because we are getting started early, we think the workload will be fairly light over the next two years.

    More details about the volunteer opportunities, along with a tentative timeline of events, can be found in this document.

    If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this simple form.

    We look forward to having you be part of this exciting event!

    On behalf of the Library History Seminar Planning Committee,

    Steve Knowlton



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    Steven Knowlton
    Librarian for History and African American Studies
    Princeton University Library
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    Steven Knowlton
    Librarian for History and African American Studies
    Princeton University Library
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