Faculty, doctoral students to speak at Library History Seminar

Several members of the GSLIS faculty and student body will participate in Library History Seminar XIII on July 31 - August 2 at Simmons College. The seminar, which takes place every five years, is sponsored by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association. The theme of the 2015 event is “Libraries: Traditions and Innovations.”

Presentations by GSLIS faculty and students include:

“Libraries of Light: the Design of Public Libraries in Britain in the Long 1960s, Featuring Analyses of the Hampstead Public Library (1964) and Birmingham Central Library (1974)”
Alistair Black, professor

“The Alternative Acquisitions Project—Building Library Collections through Collaboration”
Christine D’Arpa, doctoral candidate

“Countering ‘Frank Ridicule’ with ‘Wholesome Attractive Pictures;’ Charlemae Rollins and Picture Books for African American Children in the Hall Branch Library Collection, 1945-1960”
Melissa M. Hayes, doctoral student

“An Invincible Nice: The Icon-toppling Impact of Charlemae Rollins’ We Build Together (NCTE 1941, 1948, 1967)”
Christine Jenkins, associate professor emerita

“Charlemae Rollins, Children’s Programming at the Hall Branch Library, and the Chicago Black Renaissance”
Cass Mabbott, doctoral student

“Library Innovation during Communism: Listening to People’s Voices”
Claudia Serbanuta, doctoral candidate

“Procognitive Systems: J.C.R. Licklider’s Vision for Library Systems of the Future”
Linda C. Smith, professor and associate dean for academic programs

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