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  • Croft, Janet B.
    This is a little out of the usual realm of this discussion group, but several of us are librarians and have attended this conference in the past. Besides, if
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 6, 2012

      This is a little out of the usual realm of this discussion group, but several of us are librarians and have attended this conference in the past. Besides, if you don’t want to do a presentation in this area, there are plenty of others to choose from! Including a very popular Joss Whedon track.



      CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA


      DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS:  Friday, November 16, 2012


      34th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center —“Celebrating Popular/American Culture (s) in a Global Context”


      The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area solicits paper proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and information settings of all types.  We also encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, panels, and roundtables organized around common themes.

      Some suggested topics:

      --International copyright issues

      --Histories and profiles of museums, archives, libraries, and other popular culture resources

      --Intellectual freedom or cultural sensitivity issues related to popular culture resources

      --Book clubs and reading groups, city- or campus-wide reading programs

      -- Collection and organization of popular culture resources

      --Wikipedia, YouTube, Google books, social networking, EBay, gaming, and their impact on libraries and popular culture collections

      --The role of public libraries in economic hard times and natural disasters


      Other topics welcome!!!



      Provide a 200-word abstract to the SW/TX PCA/ACA submission database (http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/)--all proposals must be submitted through the database.



      Presenters are urged to consider applying for one of the SW/ TX PCA Awards.  Details at:  http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/48.html

      Of particular interest to presenters in this area is the Susan Rollins Award for Museum Studies and Public History


      In memory of Susan Rollins, this award is given to the conference presentation which best reflects Susan’s enthusiasm for and devotion to bringing American history to life for audiences outside the classroom.  While public school presentations are not excluded, the award's primary emphasis is on studies of the ways in which museums, historical societies, and other non-academic institutions/groups make history a memorable experience.  Among other topics, papers might explore exhibits, historical sites, living-history museums, reenactments, memorials/monuments, or historical festivals.  Papers analyzing the representation of history or historical figures in popular culture (including films, television programs, songs, etc.) are also welcome.



      Area Co-Chairs:

      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@...


      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@...




      Janet Brennan Croft

      Associate Professor
      Head of Access Services
      University of Oklahoma Libraries
      Bizzell 106NW
      Norman OK 73019
      Fax 405-325-7618

      Editor of Mythlore http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore.html

      Book Review Editor of Oklahoma Librarian http://www.oklibs.org/oklibrarian/current/index.html

      “Almost as entertaining as the guy with a tank full of scorpions. But not quite.” OKC Mensa, after I lectured on Tolkien and war.


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