A Call for Papers


The Library History Network is soliciting papers for a programme at the National Conference & Trade Show of the Canadian Library Association, Ottawa, Ontario, June 3 - 6, 2015. This year’s theme is: “Privacy and Security – Are you open to the public?

-Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation

-Privacy advocacy and education

-Information Technology security

-Role of libraries and librarians/library staff in protecting privacy and freedom of



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.




                December 10, 2014 proposals and brief abstracts


                May 1, 2015 completed papers


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


                Professor Peter F. McNally

                Rm. M3-53B

                McLennan Library

                McGill University

                3459 McTavish St.

                Montreal, QC

                H3A 1Y1


Telephone: 514-398-7460

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