Library History Round Table (LHRT)

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The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association exists to facilitate communication among scholars and students of library...

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LHRT awards honor dissertations, articles, and books that make notable contributions to the library history field.

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LHRT's oversees the publication of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society and LHRT News and Notes.

LHRT events at ALA Annual Conference 2019.

  • June 22nd (Saturday) at noon: Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library with an emphasis on the library's history. There is a limit of 40 people on the tour - sign up?here?-- we still have plenty of space.
  • June 23rd (Sunday):
    • 8:30 - 10:00 am,?Marriott Marquis, Room Salon 14.?Executive Committee Meeting. Open to all;?only EC members may vote. This is a good way to learn about LHRT governance.
    • 10:30 - 11:30 am:?Washington Convention Center, Room 154A-B.?President's Program. "Through the Looking Glass: the Wonderland of archival footage."?An exciting behind-the-scenes discussion of the Oscar-nominated and award-winning director and producers of "Free for all: Inside the Public Library," also showing at ALA.
    • 2:30 - 3:30 pm:?LHRT Research Forum,?Walls, Wells, or Welcomes: Libraries in the Lives of Immigrants, Old and New??Marriott Marquis, Room Treasury
      • Mr. Eric Novotny (Pennsylvania State University, Pattee & Paterno Library) – “Historical Responses to Immigration: Using New Technology to Explore Old Questions”?
      • Dr. Ana Ndumu and Ms. C. Kimmi Ramnine (University of Maryland iSchool) – “Libraries and the Americanization Crusade: A Biographical and Critical Study of John Foster Carr”?

LHRT encourages research and publication on library history and promotes awareness and discussion of historical issues in librarianship.

LHRT is proud to announce its new journal: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society.


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