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Welcome to the 2013-2014 History Section Instruction and Research Services Committee. Plans for the year

 

Welcome to the 2013-2014 History Section Instruction and Research Services Committee.
 
We had a great turnout at our two ALA Annual Programs.  This year, the Committee won’t be planning a program, but we will be working on at least three projects:

 -- Disseminate the new Information Literacy Guidelines

The Guidelines are posted and ready to share within ALA and with other library and history organizations:  http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/infoliteracy.

At Annual, some of you indicated we should send this information to specific groups. Please send me the group name and contacts if you have them.

-- Review and update "Using Primary Sources on the Web":  www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources)

The latest update was in January 2008. This has been a very useful and popular online tool, cited in a number of places, with numerous other websites linking to it. Olga Perkovic (McMaster) and Eileen Bentsen (Baylor) are leading this initiative.  They are looking for up to six volunteers to work on this project with them.
 
-- Develop an annotated directory of freely available online primary sources
Springshare is providing the RUSA History Section with a free LibGuides account to host this directory.  Theresa Mudrock (UWashington) and Chella Vaidyanathan (JHU) are leading this initiative. They are looking for two or three volunteers to work on this project with them.

 Please email me if you are interested in working on any of these initiatives.  If you're interested in working on more than one, please rank them by preference.  I will compile your responses on a Google Form that others can add to.

If you have a project in mind for the Committee to work on, let me know.  Michelle and I would like for all members to be active in creating new RUSA History resources and disseminating the resources that already exist.  

We're off to a great start!

Shelley

Shelley Arlen
Associate Librarian
U.S. and British History Librarian
Humanities & Social Sciences Library West
Box 117022
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL  32611-7022
 
352-273-2633
fax:  352-392-8118
shelarl@uflib.ufl.edu