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Library Services Act 50th Anniversary Program

The University of Alabama, School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) and The University Libraries marked the anniversary of the enactment of the Library Services Act (LSA) and honored the work of Congressman Carl Elliott and Senator Lister Hill for the contributions to education and libraries in Alabama and the nation during the 2006 National Library Week. SLIS and the University Libraries sponsored a reception on Thursday, April 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and a program on Friday, April 7 that included distinguished speakers and awards for student projects related to LSA and federal funding for libraries.

Prominent librarians and scholars, including Rebecca Mitchell, director, Alabama Public Library Service; Dean E. Culpepper Clark, UA, College of Communication and Information Sciences; Dean Louis Pitschmann, UA, University Libraries; and Dr. Elizabeth Aversa, director, School of Library and Information Studies participated in this historic event.

Admission was free, and the reception and program were open to the public. The schedule was as follows:

Thursday, April 6, 2006
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., reception
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library

Friday, April 7, 2006
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., SLIS Honors Day Program
2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m., Library Services Act Program
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, Room 200, Henry Jacobs Reading Area

Additional information and a complete schedule of events can be found on the LSA Program Web site.

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