WESS European Conference to be held in Paris, March 22-26, 2004:

Migrations in Society, Culture, and the Library

WESS Newsletter
Fall 2003

Vol. 27, no. 1

Editor: Sarah G. Wenzel

Association of College & Research Libraries
©American Library Association

The upcoming WESS Conference in Paris next March should attract both new members to WESS as well as older members who recall our excellent conference in Florence in the spring of 1988. Our Paris conference
promises to be rewarding in countless ways

Register now and join members of the Wesern European Studies Section (WESS) of ACRL, the Association des Bibliothécaires Français and their European colleagues for an upcoming major conference and a program at the Salon du Livre. The conference will address opportunities and tensions which migrations bring to Western Europe, changes that affect art, culture, and libraries, including American libraries supporting Western European studies. Registration will include the conference program, interesting events at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Salon du Livre, and some very elegant receptions.

Keynote speakers will be:
Roger Chartier, École des Hautes Études, Paris, and the University of Pennsylvania
Jean-Claude Guedon, Université de Montréal, Canada
Friedrich Heckmann, University of Bamberg and Director of the European Forum for Migration Studies
Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, University of Saarbrücken
David Seaman, Director of the Digital Library Federation in Washington, DC.

Space is limited to 200 participants, so try to submit your registration as soon as possible. To register online, see the conference website at: http://www.library.jhu.edu/rsd/other/wess2004/wess2004.html.

Questions concerning registration should be sent to Margot Sutton: msutton@ala.org.

Advance registration will be $275 until December 1, 2003. Regular registration will be $325 until February 23, 2004. On Site registration (subject to available space) will be $375.

Major sponsors of the conference are:
Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst
Gale Group
Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes
IDC Publishers
Sponsors are:
Adam Matthew Publications
Aux Amateurs de Livres
Blackwells International
Brepols Publishers
Casalini Libri
Erasmus Booksellers
Harald Fischer Verlag
Otto Harrassowitz
Lindsey and Howes
K.G. Saur/Zeller
Jean Touzot, Librarie Internationale.

Planning Committee Chair is Jeffry K. Larson, Yale University Library.

For further information about the conference including the daily schedule for Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26, and a list of hotels with which arrangements have been made, see the conference website at: http://www.library.jhu.edu/rsd/other/wess2004/wess2004.html.

Tom Kilton
Publicity Committee


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