Library History - A Call for Papers

The Library History Network (formerly the Library History Interest Group) is soliciting papers for a programme at the National Conference & Trade Show of the Canadian Library Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 29 – June 1, 2013. 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.


October 24, 2012 proposals and brief abstracts
May 1, 2013 completed papers

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

Professor Peter F. McNally
School of Information Studies
McGill University
3661 Peel St.
Montreal, QC
H3A 1X1
Telephone: 514-398-3367
FAX: 514-398-7193