CFP: LHRT Round Table Research Forum, ALA 2018

“Historical Perspectives on Marginalized Peoples and Libraries”

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Research Forum, June 2018

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2018 ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018. The theme of the Forum will be the history of marginalized peoples and libraries. Subjects may include—but are not limited to—historical studies of:

  • Library services for native and indigenous people
  • Library services for new immigrants
  • Literacy, languages, and libraries in relation to marginalized populations
  • Language or cultural inclusion or suppression in libraries

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due by midnight (PST) on Jan. 15, 2018.  Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar’s one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that the abstract include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

From the submissions, the LHRT Research Committee will select two authors to present their completed work at the Forum.  So that the Forum’s facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 1, 2018. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 24, 2016. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration options, see ALA’s events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org/.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: January 15, 2018

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: March 31, 2018

DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS: June 1, 2018

 

Please submit proposals and direct inquiries to:

Jenny Bossaller

LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair

University of Missouri

303 Townsend Hall

Columbia, MO 65205

E-mail: bossallerj@missouri.edu

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