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June

18-21—History of the book: “The Book in the Americas: A Conference on the Role of Books and Printing in the Development of Colonial Latin American Culture and Society,” John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island. Ten sessions will cover such topics as the book at the time of the Conquest, books in the meeting of Spanish and Indian culture, the Indians’ appropriation of literary culture, categories and genres of the book, the formation of libraries, and the Church as producer and censor of books. Fee: $90 (includes lunch and dinner on June 19-20, brunch on June 21, and all receptions and coffee breaks). Rooms at the Brown University Graduate Center Dormitory are available. Contact: JCBL Conference, Box 1864, Providence, RI 02912.

July

3-4—Civil War: Fourth annual Gettysburg Civil War book fair, Stonehenge Restaurant, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More than 50 dealers will have available 25,000 books, documents, letters, periodicals, diaries, art, currency, stamps, and photographs for sale or trade. Contact: C.L. Batson, 5512 Buggy Whip Drive, Centreville, VA 22020; (703) 631-0884.

11-13—Humanities: International Conference on Data Bases in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Library Tower, Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama. Over 100 papers, seven keynote speakers (including Toni Carbo Bearman, Frank G. Burke, Ching–chih Chen, and Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper), and demonstrations, with representatives from 18 countries. Contact: Conference ’87 Coordinator, AUM Library Administration, Montgomery, AL 36193-0401; (205) 244-9202.

13-17, 20-24—Automation: Second Annual Library Automation Institute, Graduate School of Library Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Two sessions: “Implementing and Managing Automated Library Systems” and “Implementing and Managing Automated Circulation Systems.” The first session will be taught by John Corbin, assistant director for automation and systems at the University of Houston, while the second session will be covered by Hawaii librarians who have extensive experience in the automation of the state and university library systems. Fees: first session, $165; second session, $120. Contact: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Graduate School of Library Studies, 2550 The Mall, Hamilton Library 22, Honolulu, HI 96822; (808) 948-7321.

20-22—Media Technology: 22d Annual Media Technology Conference, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie. Theme: “Challenge and Change: Futures for Media Specialists.” Fee: $50 for full conference; $9 for dinner and piggus roastum on July 21. At the dinner David P. Barnard, retiring dean for learning resources and conference chairperson, will be honored. Contact: Marilyn Mars, Assistant to the Dean for Learning Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751; (715) 232-2346.

November

2-3—LINX: Faxon’s Sixth Annual LINX Users’ Meeting, Sheraton Boston Hotel. Theme: “Connections: Optimizing Information Links.” Contact: The Faxon Company, 15 Southwest Park, Westwood, MA 02090; (617) 329-3350.

6-8—Personnel: 29th Allerton Institute, Allerton Conference Center, Monticello, Illinois, sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, will focus on “Critical Issues in Personnel Management.” Among the topics covered will be collective bargaining, performance evaluation, wage and salary administration, employee turnover, and worker productivity. The speakers include Sheila Creth, Fred Duda, Charles Martell, Maureen Sullivan, Kathleen Heim, and James Neal. Contact: University of Illinois GSLIS, 410 David Kinley Hall, 1407 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-3280.

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