Share your Library's Unique History with ALA

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National Library Week is coming up on April 8-14, 2018! The Library History Round Table (of the American Library Association) News and Notes is celebrating this special time for libraries by publishing informal essays (even just a few hundred words) about histories of specific libraries. LHRT News and Notes is the official blog of the ALA Library History Round Table: Here are a few examples from last year's National Library Week: Library staff, please consider submitting an essay on your library and, please help to distribute this call for proposals to faculty, students, librarians, and other interested parties. Essays can offer a general history–or focus on one particularly interesting chapter from a library‘s history. Images and primary source excerpts are very welcome too.

For more information, please contact Brett Spencer, Editor, LHRT News and Notes, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Thun Library and the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons, Penn State Berks, (610) 396-6261or


Upcoming Event

Speaker at the Center event with Charlie Meshaw

Speaker at the Center

Join the South Carolina State Library and the SC Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk featuring Charlie Mewshaw, author of Arcane Carolinas:  Folklore, Urban Legends, and Tales of Modern Weird from the Carolinas and co-host of the Arcane Carolinas Podcast.