Library History Special Interest Group

Sponsoring body: Library Theory and Research


This Special Interest Group is the continuation (as of 2009) of the former Library History Section. It aims to be the means within IFLA by which professionals specializing in all fields of librarianship can be made aware of the importance of an understanding of the past and of the profession's theoretical foundations to the successful provision of library services in the present and future. In particular, the SIG concentrates on universal and broad themes of library history, regional or international or local experience of general significance.

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Library History, Special Interest Groups, Library history

Last update: 24 March 2014

Latest News

Call for Papers: Library History SIG

Theme: Building a global network: International librarianship at the confluence of cultures, practices, and standards

10 December 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS "History of Librarianship" Satellite Conference, DEADLINE: 30 November 2013

Satellite congress in Lyon, 25-26 August 2014

15 November 2013

Library History SIG sessions in Singapore

Please join the Library History SIG for papers and discussion of the development of libraries and librarianship in Asia.

13 August 2013