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subject interests of reference librarians, archivists, bibliographers, genealogists, historians, and others engaged in historical reference or research.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 Through its programs, committees, and projects, the Section helps to improve the materials and methods for historical reference and research services.
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- Already an ALA and RUSA member? As a RUSA member, you can join the History Section without any extra charge. Just select RUSA and the History Section when you join/renew with ALA.
- Subscribe to the History Section listserv.
- Check out the History Section committees and volunteer.
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