Exterior of Ronald Williams Library in spring

Ronald Williams Library to partner with Chicago Metro History Fair for research coaching event

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Librarians from Northeastern’s Ronald Williams Library will welcome students from area high schools for a "Research-Coaching-Palooza" in partnership with the Chicago Metro History Fair.

On Feb. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., librarians will offer research workshops and one-on-one guidance for high school students as they work to develop their projects, papers and websites.

"As librarians and educators in higher education, we believe that reaching out to high school students regarding information literacy and effective research methods is critical for their success at Northeastern Illinois University or any university they choose," said Dean of University Libraries Carlos Melian. “The Ronald Williams Library and its resources are always available to the public, and we look forward to introducing high school students to the library and campus.”

The mission of the Chicago Metro History Fair is to spark students’ interest in the study of history, engage them in civic life, and foster their intellectual self-confidence through student programs, professional development for teachers and curriculum materials that support critical- and historical-thinking skills.

Registration for high school students is encouraged but not required for this free event. Teachers who want to make attendance mandatory or want to bring entire classes are asked to contact the History Fair office at (312) 799-2153 or historyfair@chicagohistory.org. For more information, contact Alyssa Vincent at a-vincent@neiu.edu or (773) 442-4411.