A Call for Papers


The Library History Network (formerly the Library History Interest Group) is soliciting papers for a programme at the National Conference & Trade Show of the Canadian Library Association, Ottawa, Ontario, May 30 – June 2, 2012. Particular consideration will be given to proposals dealing with the varied aspects of Canadian Library History. Consideration will also be given to papers on other themes.


Selected papers may be published by the Library History Network in conjunction with CLA.


Papers are solicited on any of the following categories of library history:


1.         Overviews and syntheses.


2.         Studies of particular individuals, institutions, or developments, which provide

generalizable interpretations or else serve as case studies.


3.         Methodological studies, which look at various aspects of research in library history.


It is anticipated that papers will be based upon personal, funded, institutional, or degree projects. Papers should not have been previously published elsewhere. They should be fully documented, and accompanied by illustrations where appropriate. They may be presented in either English or French.




            October 21, 2011 proposals and brief abstracts


            May 1, 2012 completed papers


For further information, or submission of proposals, abstracts, and papers please contact:


            Professor Peter F. McNally

            School of Information Studies

            McGill University

            3661 Peel St.

            Montreal, QC

            H3A 1X1


Telephone: 514-398-3367

FAX: 514-398-7193

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