History Librarians Interest Group

Charge

To discuss issues common to subject librarians in academic or research libraries, who are working with collections and researchers in the discipline of history.

Roster

Ms. Jessica Sheara Epstein (Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Theresa Hessey (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Rebecca Ann Lloyd (Past Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/26/2022. Last retrieved on 09/26/2022. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

ALA Connect Community

History Librarians IG Discussion List
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Composition

As of August 2021, the HLIG had 677 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.

Origin

The History Librarians Interest Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference. As of August 2020, the HLIG has 573 members. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2023 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Beginning September 1, 2017, you can join the History Librarians Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org