Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area is soliciting paper proposals for the Annual Conference of the SW/Texas Popular and American Culture Association(Feb. 10-13, 2010). Proposals are sought 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 encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, and panels organized around common themes.
Some suggested topics:
• 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 building and popular culture resources
• Organization and description of popular culture resources
• New media formats and popular culture in libraries, archives, or museums
• Wikipedia, YouTube, Google books, social networking, EBay, gaming, and their impact on libraries and popular culture collections
• The role of public libraries in natural disasters and post-disaster community rebuilding
Other topics welcome!!!

Send a 200-word abstract to the Area Co-Chairs by December 15, 2009:
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

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

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Graduate students are encouraged to present and to apply for the graduate paper awards listed at