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Library History Round Table of ALA is starting a new scholarly journal titled “Libraries: Culture, History, and Society”

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Posted on behalf of Bernadette Lear (Library History Round Table of ALA) re: new scholarly journal . . .

Tom Rink

The Library History Round Table of ALA is starting a new scholarly journal titled Libraries: Culture, History, and Society.  We think that some SLA members, especially those interested in the history of librarianship, might be interested in the opportunity that our journal represents. Would you kindly post our CFP to any relevant communication channels (such as listservs or newsletters), and to other groups that you subscribe to? Also, please consider subscribing to our journal. We are greatly appreciative!

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017. A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research on libraries’ relationships with their unique environments. LCHS brings together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library workers and users. There are no limits of time and space, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, and academic libraries, special collections and manuscripts). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Education, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Architecture, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 1, issue 1, are due August 29, 2016.

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system at They must also conform to the instructions for authors at

We are excited to see this journal become a reality and welcome your thoughts (and submissions!) as we create a new platform for studying libraries within their broader humanistic and social contexts.

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear,
Eric Novotny,

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Graphic Novel/comics collection development webinar 8/17/16

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I’ve put together this FREE webinar for graphic novel/comics/manga collection development. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services and the HW Wilson Core Collections. Suitable for all types of libraries and anyone enthusiastic about graphic novels and comics. Speakers are four librarians with collection development expertise in the format.

Build Your Graphic Novel Collection: Advice by Librarians, for Librarians

8/17 2pm EST

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Even if you can’t attend our live session, be sure to register now in order to receive access to the recording and a free take-away as soon as it is available.

Attendees Will Learn:
• Information about the latest conferences, movies and books and the graphic novels associated with them
• Details on some of the not-so-well-known graphic novels and comics that all libraries should own
• How eBooks can be a valuable resource for meeting the needs of your graphic novel readers
• Tips for identifying the best nonfiction graphic novels that pertain to STEM/STEAM research (for students and educators)

Maria Hugger, MLIS
Product Manager, Collection Development
EBSCO Information Services

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US Navy Cruise Books

US Navy Cruise Books are unofficial publications published by a ship’s crew to document a cruise or deployment. The number of copies of a cruise book is very limited. Several commands only order copies for about 2/3 of the crew as a rule of thumb. Creating those books is an old tradition in the US Navy. This tradition dates back to the late 1800s, when the crews began documenting events of their cruises. A major difference compared to today’s cruise books is that the early log books, as they were called, covered a period of up to two years which was the common period for a standard deployment at that time. It is estimated that by now, more than 10,000 different US Navy cruise books have been published and the number of collectors is constantly increasing.

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