Conference File, 1985-1990, 1997, 2001-2005
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Brief Description: Conference files of the Library Instruction Round Table (1985-1990, 1997, 2001-2005, 2010-2012), includes files from the Midwinter Meeting, Annual Conference, and LIRT Retreat, containing reports, minutes, planning documents, correspondence, and programs.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 55/1/13
Created by: Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)
Volume: 0.6 Cubic Feet
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Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) :

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) was established in 1977 to meet the following objectives:

1.  To provide a forum for discussion in library use

2.  To contribute to the education and training of librarians for library instruction

3.  To promote instruction in the use of libraries as an essential library service, and

4.  To serve as a channel of communication on library instruction (1).

During 1977-78 LIRT established six committees: the Conference Planning Committee, Liaison Committee, Continuing Education Task Force, Planning Task Force, and the Newsletter Committee (2).

At the 1981 San Francisco Conference, a new program was designed and developed by the Conference Program Planning Committee to meet libraries' needs for bibliographic instruction at regional and state levels (3).  The Long-Range Planning Committee was formed to develop new ideas and programs, focusing on future activities and needs of library users (4).

In 1985, committees included: Affiliates (ad hoc), Affiliates Council, Conference Program Planning, Continuing Education, Elections/Nominating, Institute (ad hoc), Liaison, Long-Range Planning, Organization and By-laws, Public Relations/Membership, and Publications (5).


2-Publications (LIRT News)

Subject Index
Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]