RSAP at ALA 2015

Please come to one or all of our sponsored sessions, and don’t miss our 2nd annual reception on Thursday (food, cash bar, prize announcements, periodicals-related nerdiness) immediately preceding the ALA opening reception!

See you in Boston!

THURSDAY 5/21, 9:00 – 10:20 AM
Session 1-C: Roundtable: Digital Approaches to American Periodicals (Essex North West 3rd Floor), Organized by RSAP and the Digital Americanists, featuring:
Moderator: Benjamin Fagan, University of Arkansas; respondent: Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University; and participants Jeff Drouin, University of Tulsa; Kim Gallon, Purdue University; Elizabeth Hopwood, Northeastern University; and Elizabeth Lorang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

THURSDAY 5/21, 3:00 – 4:20 PM
Session 5-D: Visual Culture and African American Periodicals (Essex North West 3rd Floor)
1. “The Black Artist as Celebrity in the Indianapolis Freeman,” Andreá Williams, Ohio State University
2. “Lynching Photographs in the NAACP’s Crisis,” Fumiko Sakashita, Ritsumeikan University
3. “On the Brighter Side: African-American Cultural Identity in Ebony Magazine, 1945-1963,” Dalia Linssen, Rhode Island School of Design

RSAP RECEPTION: Thursday May 21, 2015, 4:30-5:50 pm, Essex South 3rd Floor

SATURDAY 5/23, 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 16-C American Periodicals at 25: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Essex North West 3rd Floor)
1. “Stirred, Not Shaken: Periodical Elixirs for Tyros and Pros,” Kathleen Diffley, University of Iowa
2. “New Developments and Next Steps in Black Periodical Studies,” Eric Gardner, Saginaw Valley State University
3. “Considering the Visual Culture of American Periodicals,” Janice Simon, University of Georgia
4. “The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Bringing the Resource to You,” Richa Tiwary, Director of Product Management & Archives Collections at EBSCO Information Services

SATURDAY 5/23, 12:40 – 2:00 PM
Session 17-M RSAP Business Meeting, Essex Center 3rd Floor