Library History Round Table Research Forum–Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Library History Round Table (LHRT) Research Forum, June 2021

Co-Sponsored by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum to be held during the 2021 ALA Annual Meeting, June 24-29, 2021. The theme of the Forum will be the history of social justice activism by and within libraries. This program is co-sponsored by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table.

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on December 18, 2020.  Each proposal must include the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and biographical statement (up to one page). Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that the abstract include a research problem or thesis, as well as a statement of the project’s significance, objectives, methods/primary sources, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

From the submissions, the LHRT Research Committee will select several authors to present their completed work at the Forum. Acceptances will be communicated by January 15, 2021. Completed papers are due June 20, 2021 to enable the Forum’s facilitator to introduce and react to each presentation. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 27, 2021. All presenters must register to attend the conference. At this time the ALA Annual Conference is planned for Chicago, but it is possible that the conference will be held virtually.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: December 18, 2020

DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS: June 20, 2021

The Research Forum Submission Form is located at: https://forms.gle/oVJFjHS9Ai2XVfFY7.

For further questions contact: 

Carol A, Leibiger

LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair

University Libraries

University of South Dakota

414 E. Clark St.

Vermillion, SD 57069

Telephone: (605) 658-3383

E-mail: c.leibiger@usd.edu 

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