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Thursday, November 7 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
The Women's Library Moves: Deeds not Words

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The move of the Women's Library (TWL), Europe's most important collection on the history of women is an ongoing project for the Library of the London School of Economics (LSE). Building LSE academic and financial support and withstanding public protest while prompting political support the collection moved summer 2013. Managing building works, staff transfers and more the project has revealed the riches of this UNESCO listed collection of Women's History. Housed alongside LSE's existing campaigning and historical collections it enables a rich resource for students, researchers and the public. Lessons learned from the project will be combined with illustrations from the collections and should interest those who work in Archives, Special Collections, Fundraising and Development, Library building design and management, digital library offerings, publishing and discovery, outreach, exhibitions and teaching. For those with an interest in women's history individual stories will be revealed as the next part of the project gets underway to develop the new home for TWL@LSE.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth (Liz) Chapman

Elizabeth (Liz) Chapman

Director of Library Services, BLPES, London School of Economics and Political Science
Liz has been Director of Library Services at LSE since January 2010 and in 2012 she led the successful bid for the transfer of the Women's Library collection to LSE. LSE Library has recently incorporated responsibility for LSE publishing, and has a pioneering Digital Library. A graduate of Durham University she has worked at Brunel, Oxford and University College London Libraries in a variety of roles, stepping out of Libraries for one year in... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403