November 7, 2000 New Book about Research in Library History Published by the Library

Contact: Yvonne French (202) 707-9191

Library History Research in America: Essays Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Library History Round Table has been published by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. The volume contains papers presented at the Library on June 27, 1998, when the Center for the Book hosted a program marking the 50th anniversary of the American Library Association's Library History Round Table.

The papers, edited by Andrew B. Wertheimer and Donald G. Davis Jr., were published in the journal Libraries & Culture, Winter 2000 issue (Volume 35), originally published by the University of Texas Press. The book was published on the occasion of Library History Seminar X, which was held at the Library on Oct. 23-26. The book includes a 21-page index prepared by students of the Library and Information Science Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, under the supervision of Hermina G. B. Anghelescu and supported by the family of Oivind M. Hovde (1911-1986).

The 17 essays in the book are divided into six sections: Library History Research in America; Critical Approach to Library History; Pioneers of the Library History Round Table; New Directions for Library History; Library History and Cognate Fields; and The Library History Round Table and the State of Library History Research.

Library History Research in America -- a 279-page, hardbound book -- is available for $35 from Oak Knoll Press, 310 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720; telephone (302) 328-7232; toll-free (800) 996-2556; fax (302) 328-7274. The book can be ordered online at: External. It also is available in the Library of Congress Sales Shop.

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PR 00-174
ISSN 0731-3527