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Library Anniversaries 2007

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ALA President Elect Loriene Roy is trying to identify library anniversary events that coincide with her upcoming ALA Presidential Year (June 2007 to early July 2008).  Go to the following site to submit your anniversary event:

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The Boston Athenaeum on Beacon Street in 1855 from The Athenaeum Centenary, 1907









200th anniversary of the Boston Athenaeum

175th anniversary of the Law Library of Congress

160th anniversary of the founding of the Young Menís Association Library in Milwaukee, WI, the predecessor of the Milwaukee Public Library

155th anniversary of the Boston Public Library

135th anniversary of the passage of the Illinois and Wisconsin free public library laws

135th anniversary of the Black Rivers Falls Public Library, the first public library in Wisconsin

130th anniversary of the first international conference of librarians held in London

130th anniversary of the British Library Association

125th anniversary of the St. Paul Public Library (Minnesota)

120th anniversary of the Columbia College School of Library Economy (and library education in America)

115th anniversary of the Library Department of the Drexel Institute

110th anniversary of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Library Commission

100th anniversary of the ALA Bulletin, the predecessor of American Libraries

100th anniversary of the Oklahoma Library Association

100th anniversary of the passage of the law that established the modern Federal Depository Program for government documents, 34 US Stats 1014. Land grant colleges became depositories.

100th anniversary of the Marathon County (WI) Public Library

100th anniversary of the Boulder Public Library (Colorado) and dozens of other public libraries throughout the nation

100th anniversary of the National Library of Wales

90th anniversary of the establishment of the American Library Associationís Library War Service

80th anniversary of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)

75th anniversary of the first public library preschool story hour at the Racine (WI) Public Library

75th anniversary of the Folger Shakespeare Library

70th anniversary of LLA Bulletin, the predecessor of Louisiana Libraries

50th anniversary of the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) of ALA

50th anniversary of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library

40th anniversary of the OCLC Online Computer Library Center

30th anniversary of the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress

25th anniversary of the America's Libraries and the Library of Congress postage stamps of 1982.



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