June 10 -12, 2021
Libraries Without Borders
the free virtual Library History Seminar XIV
About Library History Seminar XIV
Library History Seminar (LHS) is a multi-day themed conference that promotes the history of libraries/librarianship and showcases new research in the field. This year's theme is "Libraries Without Borders," focusing on the history of library outreach. The theme embraces all types of libraries and all persons who identify or labor as librarians, regardless of whether they hold professional credentials. The "Libraries Without Borders" theme also indicates LHRT’s commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its efforts, and to leverage technology to make LHS more accessible to colleagues throughout the world. Held every 5 years since 1961, LHS XIV is the first to be offered online. In addition to a keynote address and more than 30 research papers, LHS XIV will include several how-to workshops and opportunities for informal sharing. Register today and spread the word about #LibHistSem2021 through social media!
"'The Hill We Climb': Towards Equity and Inclusion in Library and Information Science"
Dr. Renate Chancellor
Invited Speakers and How-to Panels
Getting Your Historical Research Published: Q&A with Journal Editors
Short-Form Library History: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and Newsletter Articles
Getting Started with Research: Biographical, Institutional, and International
Biographical, institutional, and international library history research involve distinct approaches and sources. Each of this session’s panelists have abundant experiences and insights to share. At least 15 minutes will be devoted to audience Q&A, so feel free to bring questions. This session is ideal for those who are new to any of the 3 methodologies covered in the session and want tips for getting started. Learn more...
Writing Library History for General Audiences: Q&A with Children's Nonfiction Authors
Award-winning children’s authors will describe how they came to write about library history and how to hone those stories for non-scholarly audiences. At least 15 minutes will be devoted to audience Q&A, so feel free to bring questions. This session is ideal for anyone seeking to make library history more engaging to the general public, or those interested in intersections between children and library history. Learn more...
Concurrent research sessions include
American Public Libraries in the Depression and the War on Poverty
(Image credit: "For greater knowledge on more subjects use your library often!" / V. Donaghue. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98509756/)
Black Chicago Communities of Information
(Image credit: "One African American couple dancing in front of jukebox," Seven Settlement Houses-Database of Photos, UIC. http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uic_7sh/id/3198)
Japanese Print Culture in America
(Image credit: “Hawai'i State Library," Andrew Wertheimer)
and many more!
Let us know if you'll be attending!
Questions? Contact Bernadette Lear at firstname.lastname@example.org.