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


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Modern Day Bluesman, THE Dubber

June 28, 2024, 7:30 PM

Join us at the South Carolina Center for the Book for a histo-musical performance from THE Dubber as we celebrate African American Musical Month.