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Call for Papers – ASTR/TLA Plenary: “The Body in the Library”

April 18th, 2017 | ASTR, Conferences

The Body in the Library:   A Call for Papers for the Plenary Panel of the Theatre Library Association   Association with libraries has traditionally been perceived as damaging to the body. Chaucer’s Oxfordian Clerke is described as unnaturally thin; Prospero can only be redeemed when he decides to “drown [his] book”; and Faustus’s obsessive […]

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ASTR/TLA 2016 Conference

November 29th, 2016 | Conferences, Events

Summary of TLA Plenary and TLA Tour TLA Conference Plenary The Theatre Library Association once again presented a successful plenary session at the 2016 National ASTR/TLA Conference, which was held in Minneapolis, MN, November 3-6. This year’s conference theme was “Trans-“ and it focused upon how that prefix – “signifies a blending, while it recognizes […]

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Call for Proposals: 2016 ASTR Conference — Theatre Library Association Plenary

February 22nd, 2016 | ASTR, Conferences, Related Organizations

Trans(in)formation 2016 ASTR Conference — Theatre Library Association Plenary Call for Proposals November 3-6, 2016 Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN Transmission, translation, transformation, transplantation — these are just some of the issues that performing artists, theatre historians, archivists and librarians regularly confront. While the trans- prefix seems ubiquitous today, for the 2016 ASTR Conference, […]

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SIBMAS Conference — Announcement and Registration Information

February 19th, 2016 | Conferences

The 31st Conference of the International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts (SIBMAS), will take place 31 May-3 June 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.   Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User!   Let us freeze the situation as it is and take a sharp look at it. Professionals, amateurs, tourists, […]

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Westward Ho! Tour of Portland Center Stage at the ASTR-TLA Annual Conference, November 6, 2015

November 25th, 2015 | ASTR, Conferences, Events

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to get out and about in Portland.  For once, the weather in the Pacific Northwest cooperated, giving us a mild fall day devoid of rain.  Some of us walked from the Marriott, others took the street car or light rail, but a group of about twenty conference […]

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TLA Plenary “Adventures in the Archives” – ASTR 2015

November 20th, 2015 | ASTR, Conferences, Events

The TLA Plenary at the American Society for Theatre Research conference in November was a terrific success. In collaboration with the conference themes of advocacy and urgency, we opened our call for proposals by recalling the TNT series “The Librarians,” in which a group of scholars and historians become action heroes as they safeguard some […]

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Inside the Museum of Performance + Design

September 23rd, 2015 | Conferences, Exhibitions

(Left:Kirsten Tanaka shows off some of Museum of Performance + Design’s treasures. Photo by John Calhoun.)   Before the ribbon was cut at the American Library Association’s 2015 conference on June 26, several Theatre Library Association members took the time to enjoy a tour of San Francisco’s Museum of Performance + Design (MP+D). Founded in […]

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End of Summer

September 8th, 2014 | ALA, Annual Business Meeting, Awards, Book Awards, Brooks McNamara Scholarship, Conferences, Events, Job Postings, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award, President's Blog

The end of summer is upon us. Best wishes to all of you in academic libraries for a terrific year ahead. To those of you not on the semester calendar, continued great work in the coming year. It has been a productive (and terrific!) year for TLA.  The summer was filled with activity beginning with […]

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MLA/TLA Program at the ALA Annual Conference: Performing Vegas: Documenting Music and Stage in Sin City

September 5th, 2014 | ALA, Collections, Conferences, Related Organizations

On Saturday, June 28, it was my pleasure to moderate the co-sponsored 2014 program of the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Titled “Performing Vegas: Documenting Music and Stage in Sin City,” the program featured three speakers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who […]

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SIBMAS-TLA Conference: New Paradigms in Performance Documentation Working Session

July 14th, 2014 | Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, Related Organizations, SIBMAS

TLA’s own Laurie Murphy of New York University convened one of the two final working sessions of the conference. New Paradigms in Performance Documentation consisted of a wonderful group of presentations, each focusing upon a unique performance documentation project. While the presentations were devoted to very diverse projects, together they provided insight into the common challenges […]

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