News Flash from the 2019 ALA Conference!

Group of about 9 LHRT members having dinner in a restaurant

Thanks to Andrew B. Wertheimer for the photo of the LHRT dinner!

And please see Eric Novotny’s message below for the LHRT agenda for Sunday. –Brett

We’ve got a full slate of activities Sunday.  Hope those of you at ALA conference can join us!

We are happy to report awards to be presented at ALA:

Wayne and Shirley Wiegand, Gleason Award for The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South. Ibrahim Mumin will accept the award on their behalf.

Dr. Travis Edward Ross, Phyllis Dain Dissertation Award, for History Inc.—Hubert Howe Bancroft’s History Company and the Problem of Selling the Past.

* The Winsor Award is to be announced June 1st…stay tuned, all! 

We have a fantastic, flexible, and accommodating group of people who will be working on LHRT’s Executive Board next year. We have shifted some roles around to ensure that the roles are filled for the coming year. Thanks to all: 

Anthony Bernier is serving as chair for two years (Thanks, Anthony!)

·  June 23rd (Sunday):

o    8:30 – 10:00 am, Marriott Marquis, Room Salon 14. Executive Committee Meeting. Open to all; only EC members may vote. This is a good way to learn about LHRT governance.

o    10:30 – 11:30 am: Washington Convention Center, Room 154A-B. President’s Program. “Through the Looking Glass: the Wonderland of archival footage.” An exciting behind-the-scenes discussion with the Oscar-nominated and award-winning director and producers of “Free for all: Inside the Public Library,” also showing at ALA.

o    2:30 – 3:30 pm: LHRT Research Forum, Marriott Marquis, Room Treasury

§  Mr. Eric Novotny (Pennsylvania State University, Pattee & Paterno Library) – “Historical Responses to Immigration: Using New Technology to Explore Old Questions” 

§  Dr. Ana Ndumu and Ms. C. Kimmi Ramnine (University of Maryland iSchool) – “Libraries and the Americanization Crusade: A Biographical and Critical Study of John Foster Carr” 

Eric Novotny
Humanities Librarian for History, History of Science and Technology and Middle East Studies
George and Sherry Middlemas Arts & Humanities Library
Pennsylvania State University – 814-865-1014

Co-Editor of Libraries: Culture, History and Society

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