History Section

The History Section represents the subject interests of reference librarians, archivists, bibliographers, genealogists, historians, and others engaged in historical reference or research. It brings together representatives of history collections in all formats from all types of libraries, archives, and historical societies.

History was the first section established within RUSA and is the only group within the American Library Association devoted to the discipline of history. Reflecting the Section's broad representation, its objectives are to identify common problems and to recommend solutions that can enhance service to users. Through its programs, committees, and projects, the Section helps to improve the materials and methods for historical reference and research services.

History Section events at Annual 2017

History Section informal breakfast at 8:30am on Saturday, June 24th
Meet at Yolk located at:
1120 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-789-YOLK (9655)

Chicago as a Model for Public History: Initiatives and Collaborations
Saturday, June 241-2:30pm in McCormick Place W178a
More info here: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260661

Mapping the Generations: Visualizing Family History with Maps
Saturday, June 241-2:30pm in McCormick Place S104
More info here: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=266708

History Section Executive and All-Committee Meeting
Monday, June 26 8:30-10:30am at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Suite 3
*Please note the scheduler incorrectly identifies this meeting as cancelled

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