History Day Results
Brad Jarvis, the University of Minnesota Department of History's National History Day contact, reported to Kay Kane and Susan Gangl of the University Libraries that "many of the kids who used the resources at Wilson Library represented themselves quite well at the National History Day competition last week [June 13-17th, 2004].
"Minnesotans claimed 5 National Champions (and one 2nd place) in the 14 categories. Two students, Juan Cisneros and Kong Yang of W. Harry Davis Academy, were interviewed by WCCO-TV on Sunday morning. Harry Davis Academy visited Wilson Library last winter, and Juan and Kong found much of the material for their award-winning project on public transportation in Minneapolis in Wilson Library.
Read more about the 2004 results at:
-- Susan Gangl & Kay Kane
Wilson Library is adding an Information Commons. This new service for U of M students will be in the first floor main lobby.
Open Access workstations that all visitors may use will be moved to the carpeted Reference Room on first floor.
History Day students may use these visitor workstations, labelled with 3 yellow dots. Remember that there is also a designated History Day group study area in the basement outside room 2.
Construction Update #1
This construction update will be posted to the Wilson Reference Web Page Page shortly, http://www.wilson.lib.umn.edu/reference/.
Construction Update: Reference Room
START DATE: Monday June 14
CD Rom rooms will be dismantled to add book shelves in the room. The de-construction work will begin at 6 am and go until 2 pm.
Some areas will be sealed off to limit noise and dust. All reference materials will remain available. If you need assistance, please come to the Reference Desk. CD Rom files will be available at the Reference Desk during regular Reference Service hours.
If you plan to visit Wilson Library:
1. Contact the U of M "History Day Coordinator
2. Check the general K12 Wilson Blog for updates about the building and services in Wilson.
Greetings! This is a blog designed for K12 teachers and their students who use Wilson Library to do research for National History Day.
There will be links (see below) to our Web-based research guide, and news updates for you so that you are well informed about any late-breaking developments, changes in resources, building news, etc.
It is also a place for teachers and others to ask me questions or comment about your recent visits with your classes.
I hope this will help serve you and your students!