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The following is an annotated list of associations with interests to the Library History Seminar XI Conference:

American Library Association

ALA is "the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information." (April 18, 2003)

Association for Library and Information Science Education

ALISE: "The mission of ALISE is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education." (April 18, 2003)

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

CILIP is a "professional body formed following the unification of the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) and The Library Association (LA).[...] The library and information profession makes an essential contribution to our society, is all-pervasive in its activities and impact, and is experiencing rapid transformation. In this context, the profession needs a strong professional body - to raise the profile of library and information work and to support the needs of the library and information community. It is CILIP's mission to provide the membership organisation needed by the library and information profession in the twenty-first century." (April 4, 2003)

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

IFLA "is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. [...] IFLA is an independent, international, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. Our aims are to: Promote high standards of provision and delivery of library and information services; Encourage widespread understanding of the value of good library and information services; Represent the interests of our members throughout the world" (April 18, 2003)

Libraries and Culture

Libraries and Culture "is an interdisciplinary journal that explores the significance of collections of recorded knowledge  - their creation, organization, preservation, and utilization - in the context of cultural and social history." (April 2, 2003)

Library History Group of the Library Association

LHG "...was formed in 1962. It is one of the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professional's [CILIP's] oldest special interest groups and is the only group in the UK specifically devoted to the history of libraries and librarianship." (April 18, 2003)

Library History Roundtable

LHR: "The Library History Round Table of the American Library Association exists to facilitate communication among scholars and students of library history, to support research in library history, and to be active in issues, such as preservation, that concern library historians." (April 18, 2003)

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

SHARP: "The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was created in 1991 to provide a global network for book historians, who until then had usually worked in isolation. SHARP now has over 1000 members in over 20 countries, including professors of literature, historians, librarians, publishing professionals, sociologists, bibliophiles, classicists, booksellers, art historians, reading instructors, and independent scholars. [...] SHARP works in concert with a number of affiliated scholarly organizations around the world to encourage the study of book history." (April 18, 2003)
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