Raymond Pun, first year student success librarian at California State University, Fresno, has published the first Note in LHRT News and Notes! You can read his essay about the inspiring work of the Women’s Library and Information Center in Turkey at https://lhrtnews.wordpress.com/history-of-specific-libraries/ Thanks Mr. Pun!
Message from the Editor
Greetings! My name is Brett Spencer, and I’m serving as the new editor for LHRT News and Notes. I’m a reference librarian at the Thun Library at Penn State Berks.
Apologies for duplication if you have already seen some parts of my message on the LHRT listserv.
The LHRT News and Notes blog is officially accepting submissions for both news items as well as “Notes”–short, informal essays on library history. Summations of works in progress, reviews, source notes, brief histories of specific libraries, biographical profiles, funny essays, and opinion pieces can all be submitted for consideration:
Anyone who has something to say about library history can submit. Students are strongly encouraged to submit class papers. Submissions can be emailed to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a Word file.
Historic Library Photos
I wanted to extend a special thanks to Mr. Salvatore Victor De Sando and Ms. Cara Setsu Bertram at the ALA Archives for permitting the use of their photos and captions on the blog. Each page of the blog features a different historic photo from their digital collections along with a link back to their site.
Request for Help
Please help me distribute this call for submissions to other relevant lists. Hope to see a submission from you!
Brett Spencer, Editor
Penn State Berks
The beautiful State Library of Queensland, Australia was the site for 12th Australian Library History Forum on July 7-8 2016. The forum has been held intermittently since the first in 1984 was hosted by the School of Librarianship at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The forums were held again in 2007 after a 10 year hiatus. The themes and locations of all forums are listed below with links to any subsequent publications. Papers from previous forums have appeared variously as proceedings, special journal issues and books.
Presentations from the 12th ALH forum have been made available via the Australian Library History Forum website. The photographs from the event are available on Flickr and the twitter activity of the forum has also been captured and is available via Storify.
|Books, Libraries and Readers in Colonial Australia||Monash University Melb||1984|
|Australian Library History||Canberra CAE||1985|
|Australian Library History in Context||University of NSW||1987|
|Peopling a Profession||Monash University||1989|
|Libraries and Life in a Changing World||University of NSW||1993|
|Instruction and Amusement||Monash University, Melb Mel||1995|
|Coming Together||RMIT, Melb.||1996|
|Unfinished Business||State Library of NSW||2007|
|Collections Characters and Communities||Swinburne University||2009|
|Buildings, Books and Blackboards: Intersecting narratives conference ANZHES(conference with||RMIT, Melb.||2012|
|Libraries for the People||State Library of NSW||2014|
|State Library of QLD Queensland||2016|
–Submitted by Mary Carroll, Course Director, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University