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TLA President’s Remarks at ASTR/TLA Conference 2017

November 22nd, 2017 | ASTR, Awards, Book Awards, Conferences, Events, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award, Members, Membership, Performing Arts Resources, President's Blog, Related Organizations

November 18, 2017 Good afternoon.  It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as President of the Theatre Library Association and on behalf of TLA thank you to the ASTR Officers, Executive Committee, Conference Program Chairs, and Conference Program Committee.  I begin with a report on the activities of the American Theatre Archive Project on […]

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2017 ASTR/TLA Conference: Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference”

November 3rd, 2017 | ASTR, Conferences, Events, Membership, Related Organizations

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead | Atlanta, Georgia | November 16-19, 2017 Friday, November 17 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Field Conversation 6: Instructional Resources in the Twenty-First Century (co-sponsored by the Theatre Library Association and the ASTR Ad Hoc Committee on Libraries) Sunday, November 19 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Theatre Library Association Plenary: […]

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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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