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The Library and Information History Group are pleased to announce that the 2018 Library History Essay Award has been awarded to Lauren Weiss for her essay: '"All are instructive if read in a right spirit": Reading, religion, and instruction in a Victorian reading diary', Library & Information History, 33.2 (2017), 97-122. Thank you to all who submitted essays and to our panel of judges.     


The University of Liverpool and the British Library are advertising a PhD studentship (funding for UK/EU students) to work on ‘Music Publishing, 1750-1850’. The project would suit qualified MA students with interests in book history, library history and/or the history of publishing, or those looking for further qualifications and career development opportunities in librarianship. The student will be embedded for significant parts of the project in the Printed Music Department of the British Library, and will contribute catalogue enhancement as well as having access to BL training programmes. A background in music/musicology is not necessarily required.     


The Library and Information History Group are sponsoring two places on the Montefiascone Project in Italy this summer. Niamh Delaney and Mairéad Walsh have been selected to hold these bursaries. Watch out for their blogs from Montefiascone in mid-August, and for an article on their experiences in the autumn LIHG Newsletter.     


Thanks to the generous support of the Lord Crewe’s Charity, Durham University Library is delighted to be offering two research fellowships, to be taken up before the end of 2018.


People's Historian Daniel Gray tells the story of Leadhills, Britain's oldest subscription library.


The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award. The winner is Margaret Hung for her dissertation, “English Public Libraries, 1919-1975: Vocation and Popularisation” (Leeds Metropolitan University, 2015).  


The Treasures of the Skaryna Library - 3-5 November 2017 



The Library & Information History Group is seeking a new Chair to lead the group starting January 2018.



Library & Information History began life as Library History in Spring 1967. It was launched by the Library History Group of the Library Association to replace a newsletter that had been distributed since 1963.



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