Scandinavian Discussion Group Agenda – 2015 Midwinter

ALA Midwinter Meeting, Chicago

WESS Scandinavian Discussion Group Meeting
Saturday, January 31, 2015
1:00 – 2:30pm
Sheraton, Colorado Room


  • Gordon Anderson, University of Minnesota


I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Panel Discussion: Special Collections of Scandinavian in the Midwest

  • The WESS Scandinavian Discussion Group will focus on libraries and archives in Illinois and Wisconsin that have unique and significant Scandinavian holdings and special collections of publications by Scandinavian immigrants to North America.
  • Our discussants are:
    • Anna-Kajsa Anderson, Director of Archives and Special Collections, North Park University (Chicago)
    • Paula Mae Carns, Head of the Literatures and Languages Library, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
    • Todd Michelson-Ambelang, Scandinavian Humanities and Classics Librarian, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
  • Each will give a five-ten minute overview her/his library’s noteworthy Scandinaviana, and then the discussion will be open to questions and comments from all attendees.
  • The Convener hopes that this discussion will lead to greater communication among Scandinavian-studies librarians and perhaps a publication documenting these special collections and archives.