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A large reading room with a dome, arches, and circular desks.
Postcard of the reading room in the Library of Congress (1915).  Image and caption from ALA Archives.

Welcome to LHRT News and Notes, the official blog of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association.  Our blog includes news about the Round Table’s conferences, calls for papers, award announcements, and other items of interest from the world of library history.

Recently, the blog also began featuring “notes”—short, informal essays about the people, themes, and collections in the history of libraries.

I encourage you to consider submitting a news item or an essay to LHRT News and Notes.  The blog considers submissions from anyone, whether or not they are part of LHRT.  Students at all levels, faculty, librarians, historians, and anyone with something to say about library history are all encouraged to submit.  Join the conversation about the fascinating history of libraries!  —Editor, Brett Spencer

A truck with shelves of books in the back area.
Photograph of the exterior of the Akron Public Library, Akron 8, bookmobile in Ohio (1950).  Image and caption from ALA Archives.
Actor "Mr. T.," who played Stallone's boxing opponent in Rocky III, tells library patrons how reading can influence their lives.
Actor “Mr. T.” tells library patrons how reading can influence their lives (1983). Image and caption from ALA Archives.

 

 

 

 

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