Archives and popular culture

Call for Papers

Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture Area
Joint conference with Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Association
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio TX 78205
April 7-10, 2004

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area solicits paper
proposals from librarians, graduate students, library school faculty,
collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use
libraries, archives, and museums, and other information settings!) of
popular culture and information settings of all types!

Also welcome are proposals for slide shows, video presentations, workshop
formats, and panels organized around common themes.

Among previous presentations were a culture study of a small public library,
a report on a one city/one book program, an overview of collection
development for feminist spirituality, and considerations of librarians as
presented in cartoons and movies.

Suggested topics:
– discussion of intellectual freedom issues related to popular culture
resources, including the USA PATRIOT Act
– profiles of popular culture collections
– knowledge management issues
– book clubs and reading groups
– reports of research studies of popular culture & libraries, archives, or
museums
– marketing popular culture materials to library, archives, or museum users
– collection building and popular culture resources
– organization and description of popular culture resources
– new media formats and popular culture in libraries, archives, or museums

For more details, visit the Association’s web site at
http://www.swtexaspca.org

Send a 200-word abstract to the Area Co-Chairs by November 15, 2003.

Also include your complete mailing address, school or other affiliation,
e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number.

Rhonda Harris Taylor
School of Library and Information Studies
401 West Brooks, Room 120
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-6032
PHONE (405) 325-3921
FAX (405) 325-7648
e-mail: rtaylor@ou.edu

Janet Brennan Croft
Head of Access Services
Bizzell Library NW104
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-6030
PHONE (405) 325-1918
FAX (405) 325-7618
e-mail: jbcroft@ou.edu

Source: H-MUSEUM http://www.h-museum.net


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