Library History Seminar Update

Hi all —

We are pleased to announce that plans for a virtual Library History Seminar (LHS) are proceeding and we’d like you to attend! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 10, through Sunday, June 13, 2021.

A last-call CFP, registration information, and other details are forthcoming, so watch the LHRT listserv, LHRT News and Notes (, and social media (#LibHistSem2021) for more details. 

LHS, held every 5 years since 1961, was originally scheduled for August 2020 in Baton Rouge.  Postponed due to COVID-19, it will now convene online. The theme, “Libraries Without Borders,” embraces the previous theme on library/librarian outreach while indicating LHRT’s eagerness to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and to leverage technology to make the seminar more accessible. Unlike previous events, LHS XIV will be low-cost or no-cost for attendees in hopes that more students, practitioners, and overseas colleagues will be able to participate. In addition to the customary research papers, we aspire to leverage the virtual environment to provide a virtual poster session, webinars, discussions, and other opportunities for sharing. Please stay tuned for additional opportunities to participate!

Questions/concerns may be directed to Bernadette A. Lear,, Chair of LHRT and Chair of the LHS Logistical and Technical Arrangements Committee.

Looking forward to seeing you in June!

Bernadette  🙂

Bernadette A. Lear (she/her/hers/Ms.)

Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian

Co-Editor of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Penn State Harrisburg Library

351 Olmsted Dr., Middletown, PA 17057 – 717-948-6360

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