Hi friends —
Great news: the conference program for Library History Seminar is now openly available on Google Docs at:
If you were waiting to register, pending more details about events, hesitate no more! On pg. 3, there is a “Schedule at a Glance” which will assist you in planning. Note that all event times are Eastern/New York time and that the conference is running in the afternoon and early evening (Eastern/New York).
Also, we are seeking speakers for 2 fun “Lightening Round /Social Events” at the Seminar:
On Thursday, June 10th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern, “Bring Your Own Book” will feature colleagues who have authored library-related books since the last LHS in 2015. Speakers will have up to 5 minutes each to talk about their work, including their topics, methods, conclusions, interesting anecdotes, and whatever else they would like to share. If you’re interested in presenting at Bring Your Own Book, please contact Ellen Pozzi (POZZIE@wpunj.edu) no later than Sunday, June 6.
On Friday, June 11th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern, “Collector’s Corner” will celebrate the historical material culture of libraries. Speakers will show-and-tell library-related artifacts and obsolete technologies from their institutional or personal collections. Each person will have up to 5 minutes each to talk about their items’ features, history, and whatever else they would like to share. If you’re interested in presenting at Collector’s Corner, please contact Bernadette A. Lear (BAL19@psu.edu) no later than Sunday, June 6.
Attendance for Library History Seminar is capped at 500. Also, Zoom URLs and other logistical information will sent to registrants via Event Brite. So if you want to attend, be sure to register:
Looking forward to seeing you at the Seminar —
Bernadette A. Lear (she/her/hers/Ms.)
Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian, Harrisburg
Affiliate Faculty, Education Library and Pennsylvania Center for the Book, University Park
BAL19@psu.edu – 717-948-6360
Co-Editor of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
Contributor to the Literary and Cultural Heritage Maps of Pennsylvania