Social Sciences and History Discussion Group


Purpose and Origins

To provide a discussion and information-sharing forum for librarians with interests in European history and the social sciences.

Established in 1997, this discussion group has an annually-elected chair and secretary/chair-elect. The first meeting of the SSH group was at the mid-winter meeting of ALA in New Orleans on January 11, 1998. WESS members in attendance were: Frances Ott Allen (Univ. of Cincinnati), Gordon Anderson (Univ. of Kansas), Nancy Boerner (Indiana Univ.), Sam Dunlap, (Univ. of California, San Diego), Heleni Pedersoli (Univ. of Maryland), Susanne Roberts (Yale Univ.), and Deborah Wassertzug (Univ. Michigan).

Current Leadership

  • TBD

See ACRL website for previous years’ discussion group membership.

Agendas and Minutes

Meeting Agendas

2022 Annual (Washington, D.C.)
2021 Midwinter
2020 ESS Virtual
2020 Midwinter (Philadelphia)
2019 Annual (Washington, D.C.)
2016 Annual (Orlando)
2016 Midwinter (Boston)
2015 Annual (San Francisco)
2015 Midwinter (Chicago)
2014 Annual (Las Vegas)
2014 Midwinter (Philadelphia)
2013 Annual (Chicago)
2013 Midwinter (Seattle)
2012 Annual (Anaheim)
2011 Annual (New Orleans)
2011 Midwinter (San Diego)
2010 Annual (Washington, D.C.)
2010 Midwinter (Boston)
2009 Annual (Chicago)
2009 Midwinter (Denver)
2008 Annual (Anaheim)

Meeting Minutes

2022 Annual (Washington, D.C.)
2021 Midwinter
2020 ESS Virtual
2020 Midwinter (Philadelphia)
2019 Annual (Washington, D.C.)
2016 Midwinter (Boston)
2015 Midwinter (Chicago)
2013 Midwinter (Seattle)
2012 Annual (Anaheim)
2011 Midwinter (San Diego)
2010 Annual (Washington, D.C.)
2010 Midwinter (Boston)
2009 Annual (Chicago)
2009 Midwinter (Denver)
2008 Annual (Anaheim)
2008 Midwinter (Philadelphia)
2007 Annual (Washington, D.C.)

Electronic Discussion Group

The Social Sciences and History electronic discussion list, WESS-SSH, is maintained by Heidi Madden. It provides news and discussion for librarians who work with social sciences and history materials and patrons.

To be included, email heidi.madden at duke.edu, stating your name and preferred e-mail address. Post messages to wess-ssh@duke.edu

Past Leadership

  • 2019-2020 Co-Chairs: Amy Danielle Dye-Reeves and Alain J. St. Pierre, Jr.
  • 2018-2019 Co-Chairs: Celestina Savonius-Wroth and Alain J. St. Pierre, Jr.
  • 2017-2018 Co-Chairs: Celestina Savonius-Wroth and Alain J. St. Pierre, Jr.
  • 2016-2017 Chair: Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (Mississippi State University / University of Colorado)
  • 2015-2016 Co-Chair: Jonathan Marner (Texas A&M University)
  • 2015-2016 Co-Chair: Chella Vaidyanathan (Johns Hopkins University)
  • 2013-2015 Chair: Jonathan Marner (Texas A&M University)
  • 2012-2013 Chair: Marcus J. Richter (Alma College)
  • 2010-2012 Chair: Chella Vaidyanathan (Johns Hopkins University)
  • 2009-2010 Chair: Kate Brooks (University of Minnesota)
  • 2008-2009 Chair: Thea Lindquist (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • 2006-2008 Chair: Gordon Anderson (University of Minnesota)
  • 2005-2006 Chair: Louis Reith (Georgetown University)
  • 2004-2005 Chair: David Duncan (Wichita State University)
  • 2003-2004 Chair: David Lincove (Ohio State University)
  • 2002-2003 Chair: Rebecca Malek-Wiley (Tulane University)
  • 2001-2002 Chair: David Duncan (Wichita State University)
  • 2000-2001 Chair: Ceres Birkhead (University of Utah)
  • 1999-2000 Chair: Ann Snoeyenbos (New York University)
  • 1997-1998 Chair: Sam Dunlap (UC-San Diego)