About the 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subject interests of reference librarians, archivists, bibliographers, genealogists, historians, and others engaged in historical reference or research.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.

The first section established within RUSA, the History Section 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 Through its programs, committees, and projects, the Section helps to improve the materials and methods for historical reference and research services.

The ALA RUSA History Section is now offering the Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation AwardDeadline for submission is December 15, 2012. More information.

History Section Brochure

Bylaws

History of the History Section, 1961-2001