The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association invites submissions of scholarly papers related to the history of intellectual freedom as evidenced in the concerns and actions of libraries, librarians, and library associations. Subjects may include historical studies of events, movements, individuals or groups (i.e. librarians, library associations, library educators, library supporters) pertaining to censorship, banned books, freedom of information, freedom to read, the Library Bill of Rights, and related topics.
LHRT encourages submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on December 15, 2011. Each proposal must give the proposal title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholarís one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. Proposals should include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress)
The LHRT Research Committee will select a number of authors to present their completed works at the LHRT Research Forum to be held on Sunday June 24, 2012 at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim,CA. Presentations will be approximately twenty minutes each. The program will be publicized in January 2012. So that the Forumís facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 1, 2012. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration options, see ALAís events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org.
Accepted papers will also be collected with permissions of the authors for submission as a future issue of the University of Illinois Occasional Papers.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS December 15, 2011
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PAPERS June 1, 2012
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair
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