2016 Midwinter field trip to the Boston Athenaeum

The LHRT and RUSA HS are co-sponsoring a Midwinter meetup to tour the Boston Athenaeum, one of the oldest independent libraries in the U.S.  The Athenaeum’s collections comprise over half a million volumes, with particular strengths in Boston history, New England state and local history, biography, English and American literature, and the fine and decorative arts.  The Athenaeum building was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966. 

 When:  Saturday, January 9, 10-11:15am

Where:  Boston Athenaeum, 10-1/2 Beacon Street, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston


RSVP:  By January 1 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rusa-hslhrt-midwinter-tour-of-the-boston-athenaeum-tickets-19991443947

Note: The tour is capped at 20 attendees.  To complete your RSVP, please also submit payment by Paypal to baildon@rocketmail.com for the $5 tour fee.

 The  Athenaeum is within walking distance of public transit as well as the Omni Parker House Hotel/shuttle Route 2.

 Feel free to contact Michelle at baildon@mit.edu with any questions.


LHRT midwinter virtual meeting: Jan. 11th, 2:00 pm (EST)

The midwinter meeting of LHRT’s executive committee will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2016, from 2pm to 4pm EST. The meeting will be held online through Skype.

All members of LHRT (including non-officers) are welcome to request that items be placed on the agenda. ALA requires that the agenda be posted at least 2 weeks ahead of time, s please bring agenda items to Eric Novotny attention no later than Monday, December 22.

All members are also welcome to attend the meeting. Per LHRT bylaws, members can participate in discussions at the meeting, but cannot vote. If you have concerns or questions about an item that is on the agenda, but you cannot attend the meeting, you may send them to Eric Novotny in writing (e-mail is fine), ecn1@psu.edu, and he will ensure they are heard by the group.