Library History Round Table Schedule – 2015 ALA Annual Conference – San Francisco

Sunday, June 28
8:30-9:30am 10:00am
LHRT Executive Board Meeting
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Salon 04, 780 Mission Street (map)

Sunday, June 28
LHRT Edward G. Holley Memorial Lecture
Moscone Convention Center – West Hall 3000 (Level 3 floor map), 747 Howard Street (map)
Speaker: Ezra Greenspan
Topic: Where do the lives of individuals, books and serials, archives, and libraries intersect? This talk will explore their intersections in the lives of nineteenth-century African Americans, a people for whom personhood, literacy, and access to institutions of letters was, on the one hand, contested by the white majority; and, on the other, essential for self- and community-formation.

Sunday, June 28
LHRT Research Forum
Moscone Convention Center – West Hall 2012, (Level 2 floor map), 747 Howard Street (map)


CFP Extended to May 29, 2015 – Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association announces the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research for 2015. The deadline for submitting entries is May 29, 2015.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to Annual Conference.


  1. All entries must be research articles published in English during the calendar year.
  2. Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles.
  3. All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
  4. Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
  5. Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
  6. Research articles will be judged on the following points:
    • Definition of the research problem;
    • Application of research methods;
    • Clarity of the reporting of the research;
    • Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
  7. The Committee reserves the right to give no award.
  8. The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2015 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to:


LHRT Chair Appoints Co-Editors of New LHRT Journal

LHRT Chair, Dominique Daniel, appointed Eric Novotny and Bernadette Lear co-editors of LHRT’s new journal. Mr. Novotny is LHRT Chair-Elect and is the Acting Head Arts and Humanities Library and History, History of Science, and Middle East Studies Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Ms. Lear is Past-Chairperson of LHRT and is the Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.

“Both are library history scholars with a strong publication record, and have demonstrated their commitment to LHRT and library history scholarship in more ways than one over the years. They will lead the efforts to build the structure and content of the new journal. I have no doubt that they will be successful in this important enterprise and extend to them all my thanks for taking on this responsibility,” Dr. Daniel posted on the LHRT listserv.