History Section

Laura O’Neill Hibbler, Editor

History Section members are encouraged to join the History Section listserv, history-l, a source of HS activities, HS committee opportunities, and information for history and genealogy librarians. To subscribe and to view the archive of past questions, please go to http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/history-l.

The History Section has selected Jay L. Verkler as the recipient of this year’s Genealogical Publishing Company Award. Verkler is past president and CEO of FamilySearch.org. The award recognizes “professional achievement in historical or genealogical reference, service or research.” Please read the full story at American Libraries or the RUSA Blog.

The following history-related programs will take place at the Annual Conference in Anaheim. Check the conference program guide to be sure of the dates and times and to find the locations.

RUSA History Section: FREE Genealogy Workshop: Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: Catching the Genealogy Wave
Friday, June 22, 2012, 11:30 AM-6:00 PM, Anaheim Public Library

  1. Wendy Elliott-Scheinberg (Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton) discussing “Local History in the Academic World”
  2. Kerry Bartels (Archives Specialist, The National Archives at Riverside) speaking on California Resources.
  3. Dennis Meldrum (Manager, Book Scanning Operations, FamilySearch) presenting on the FamilySearch digital program.
  4. Other speakers still to be announced.

To register for this day please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XY8WBJG
Please feel free to contact Mary Mannix at mkmannix@gmail.com or Kim Harrison at kharrison@ancestry.com if you have any questions.
This day is being made possible by the generous sponsorship of ProQuest.