CfP The Past, Present, and Future of Libraries

Call for paper

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Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018.
Location: Philadelphia
Related institutions: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Association of Research Libraries
In commemoration of the American Philosophical Society's 275th anniversary, the Society's Library, along with the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), is hosting an interdisciplinary and international conference that explores the history of libraries, the present opportunities for libraries (especially independent research libraries and those with special collections), and the potential future for libraries as they continue to evolve in the 21st century.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
- The history and evolution of libraries, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries
- The uses and users of libraries over time
- Reception and readership studies
- Scholarship based on the analysis of library records and catalogues
We hope the chronological scope and topical breadth of the conference will stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue that crosses traditional professional barriers.
Related keywords: ancient libraries, cataloging, library, reader