Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

History Section. (History News)

Academic journal article Reference & User Services Quarterly

History Section. (History News)

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From the Chair

The History Section should have the typical lively and industrious Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. Executive Committee meetings will be Saturday, January 25, 8-9 A.M., and Tuesday, January 28, 8-11 A.M. All are invited to attend and questions are always welcome. I plan to bring a draft of the new, revised History Section brochure which will include our new committee, Instruction and Research Services. We'll discuss the upcoming preconference and program, usual business, and of course, the pressing topics that always arise at ALA meetings! Feel free to contact me with items that you would like included on the agenda.--Nancy M. Godleski, chair, nancy.godleski@yale.edu

Committee and Discussion Group Activity Reports

The Bibliographies and Indexes Committee

A committee meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2003, from 2-5:30 P.M. The committee will meet to determine the selections for the 2003 "Best Bibliographies in History" article published annually in Reference & User Services Quarterly.--Jeannette Pierce, chair, jpierce@mse.jhu.edu

Local History Committee

Monday, January 27, 2003, 9:30-11 A.M. Contact Susan Malbin (susan. malbin@dc.gov), chair, for information.

Genealogy Committee and Its Subcommittees

The following meetings are scheduled for ALA Midwinter:

Genealogy Committee. Sunday, January 26, 2003, 9:30-11 A.M.

Online Education Committee. Saturday, January 25, 2003, 2-4 P.M. Subcommittee working on online continuing education class in genealogy. (Note: committee members working on reviewing published committee guidelines will meet at the same location and time.)

Preconference Planning Committee. Saturday, January 25, 2003, 4:30-5:30 P.M. Subcommittee plans and coordinates annual genealogy preconference.

The Genealogy Committee would also like to remind History section members about a RUSA workshop scheduled for Friday, January 24, 2002, 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M.: Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: Discovering the Past through International Records. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is the location for this workshop. Learn from experts how to help patrons trace ancestors across the sea to their origins in Europe and beyond. Learn how to conduct a search and to get the most out of research tools. In addition, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is offering workshop participants a special tour of its facilities and an opportunity to view its collections, which include the documents from the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library Collection and Coxe Family Mining Papers. …

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