History Section

The History Section Vice-Chair, Janice Schultz, is in the process of appointing members to History Section committees. If you would like to be appointed to a committee, please be sure to fill out the volunteer form on the History Section website. All requests for committee appointment will be considered. There are also some available positions for History Section representation to RUSA committees. If you have any trouble with the volunteer form or have not heard anything by May 15, please contact Janice at jschultz@mymcpl.org.

Genealogical Publishing Company Award
The 2011 recipient of the Genealogical Publishing Company Award is Mary K. Mannix. The Maryland Room manager at Frederick County Public Libraries, Mannix has been recognized for her dedication to the History Section of RUSA. She has served as chair of the History Section for two terms and has made invaluable contributions to program and preconference planning.

ABC-CLIO Online History Award
The 2011 ABC-CLIO Online History Award has been awarded to four historians in the Department of History at the University of Sydney (Australia) for work on their research project “Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930.” Shane White, Stephen Garton, Graham White, and Stephen Robertson used primary source materials and innovative digital techniques to present information about everyday life during the Harlem Renaissance.