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CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

  • 1.  CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

    Posted 12-16-2019 10:36
    CFP: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

    Libraries: Culture, History, and Society (LCHS) is now accepting submissions for volume 4, number 2, to be published Fall 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published semiannually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS is available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

    The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while bringing together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library employees and users. There are no limits of time period or geography, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, academic libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology,  Gender/Women's Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, and other disciplines.

    Submissions for volume 4, issue 2, are due February 28th, 2020, and the deadline for volume 5, issue  1 will be in late August. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS's Editorial Manager system at Click or tap if you trust this link."> . They must also conform to the instructions for authors at Click or tap if you trust this link."> New scholars, and authors whose work is in the "idea" stage, are welcomed to contact the editors if they would like guidance prior to submission.    

    For further questions, please contact the editors:
    Bernadette Lear,
    Eric Novotny,

    Bernadette A. Lear

    Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian

    Coordinator of Library Instruction

    Co-Editor of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society


    Penn State Harrisburg Library

    351 Olmsted Dr., Middletown, PA 17057 - 717-948-6360


    Tara Murray
    SLA President-elect
    Librarian for Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
    Penn State
    (814) 865-0660