The ALA RUSA History Section is seeking panelists for a 2013 Annual program in Chicago, tentatively entitled “Here, There & Everywhere: Library Engagement in National History Day Activities. The program is on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 8:30am-10:00am. PLA will be co-sponsoring the program.
National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic contest focused on history for 6th to 12th grade students. For librarians it’s an opportunity to engage students in the challenge and thrill of discovery through historical research as well as promote the use of their institutional resources. The program panelists will share their experiences in working with students on the regional, state, and national levels of the competition. They will discuss how they effectively and creatively engage with students doing research for History Day contests. Panelists may explore a variety of areas include marketing and promoting services to NHD participating schools, programming, assessment, etc.
Dr. Ann Claunch, Director of Curriculum, National History Day will be the keynote speaker for the program. Following her keynote, each of the three other panelists will be allotted 15 minutes for their presentation.
Librarians from all types of libraries are encouraged to reply. Because of ALA restrictions on funding presenters, applicants should be ALA members planning to attend the annual conference in Chicago.
Please send a proposal (no more than 500 words) detailing your experience working with NHD and a brief outline of what you would plan to cover in your presention, along with a current vita/resume. Please feel free to include any supporting materials you feel relevant. Send proposals to Janalyn Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 27th.
Janalyn L. Moss
The University of Iowa Libraries
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