Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA. Deadline 1 Dec 2011, conference 8-11 Feb 2012

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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA

DEADLINE Dec. 1, 2011

33rd Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

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:
--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 submission database ( or e-mail the abstract to the Area Co-Chairs by December 1, 2011. Include your school or other affiliation and e-mail address.

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