Most History Day students are now at some step in the research phase and may be starting to get that “deer in the headlights” look about them. Once the initial Google search and sweep of the school library are complete, it can be a challenge for some students in deciding where to turn next.
Enter the History Day Hullabaloos! Each year, the History Day staff partners with local libraries to offer research and project help sessions. Additionally, due to available Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund dollars, schools can apply for subsidized funding to pay for transportation to the library events, substitute fees, and teacher stipends (for evening or weekend work related to History Day research).
The Hullabaloos are a great way to expose students to more resources, connect them with librarians, allow them to meet with History Day staff to get project assistance, and renew their energy for their project. Two Hullabaloos took place in December, in Minneapolis and in Chaska, and each event welcomed more than 100 students.
The following Hullabaloos are scheduled for 2012:
- Jan. 4, 4 to 8 p.m. Rochester Public Library, Rochester
- Jan. 5, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Carver County Library, Chanhassen
- Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rochester Public Library, Rochester
- Jan. 14, 1 to 5 p.m. University of Minnesota Wilson Library, Minneapolis
- Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Library, Minneapolis
- Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Duluth Public Library Main Branch, Duluth
- Jan. 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka
- Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. St. Cloud State University Library, St. Cloud
- Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cathedral High School, New Ulm
- Feb. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Library, Minneapolis
- Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Library, St. Paul
- Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. University of Minnesota Duluth
For more information on Hullabaloos and applying for funding, visit the Librarian’s Toolbox on the History Day website.