June 3, 1998 Library History Round Table Marks 50th Anniversary

Press Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

Fifty years of promoting library history will be celebrated at the Library of Congress on Saturday, June 27, in a program at 2-5:30 p.m. in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building. Several prominent library historians will present remarks about the development of library history since the American Library Association's Library History Round Table was established in 1947. The event, which is sponsored by the Round Table and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is free and open to the public.

"Long Life to the Library History Round Table: Fifty Years of Promoting Library History, 1947-1997 will include participants Donald G. Davis Jr., University of Texas at Austin; Lee Shiflett, Louisiana State University; John David Marshall, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro; Edward G. Holley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Laurel Grotzinger, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo; Phyllis Dain, professor emerita, Columbia University; Arthur P. Young, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb; Mary Niles Maack, University of California at Los Angeles; Louise Robbins, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Andrew B. Wertheimer, doctoral student, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and John Y. Cole, Director, Center for the Book, Library of Congress.

For further information contact the Center for the Book, telephone (202) 707-5221, fax (202) 707-0269.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy, and libraries. For information about its activities, visit its site on the World Wide Web at http://www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/.


PR 98-093
ISSN 0731-3527