Here’s Your ALA Agenda

Bernadette Lear, Chair of the Library History Round Table, has assembled this list of programs offered at the upcoming American Library Association virtual conference customized to the interests of library history buffs! If you’re registered for the conference, you can “favorite” them and add them to your personal schedule.

First, LHRT’s programs:

*LHRT Holley Memorial Lecture (Dr. Venkat Mani, “Publics and Their Reading Publics: A Pact with Books”), Saturday, June 26th, 2:45-3:45 p.m. Central time:

*LHRT Research Forum (theme is library history and social justice), Saturday, June 26th, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Central time:

Next, here are other live programs and speakers that may be of interest:

*Candacy Taylor (featured speaker; author of Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America), Wednesday, June 23rd, 11:00-11:30 a.m. Central time:

*Charles Person (featured speaker; author of Buses Are a Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider), Friday, June 25th, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Central time:

*Community Voices: Libraries Involved in the Multimedia Gathering, Sharing, or Preservation of Stories Lived in Their Own Neighborhoods, Towns, Cities, and Counties (program sponsored by FMRT and PLA), Friday, June 25th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central time:

*Isabel Wilkerson (featured speaker; author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents); Sunday, June 27th, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Central Time:

Finally, there are various asynchronous, on-demand programs that are accessible to conference registrants:

*A Community of Collaboration: The Chicago Collections Consortium (sponsored by CORE):

*ALAIR Access and Services (ALAIR is ALA’s online archives; sponsored by EMIERT, will use Coretta Scott King Award Committee as an example):

*Celebrating 50 Years of the Stonewall Awards (sponsored by RRT):

*Diversity in Scholarly Publishing: Lessons Learned to Create a More Inclusive Future:

*It’s Alive! Bring History to Life with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress and Other Resources:

*Partnering to Amplify Underrepresented and Unheard Voices Using Digital Scholarship:

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