October, 2015 E-News
As fall approaches, many of us start thinking about the coming holidays or preparations for winter. For those responsible for program scheduling at libraries, museums, historical societies, and other cultural places, fall is a time to plan and prepare for the coming year. For more than 20 years, the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau has been an easy way for organizations to bring humanities programs to their towns. Scholars in the fields of history, literature, philosophy, law, and archaeology travel the state each year to speak at libraries, historical societies, civic organizations and museums.
Boasting 33 speakers covering 22 subject areas, the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau has become a mainstay for program schedulers in Ohio. For Meredith Southard, a librarian at the Old Worthington Library, the Speakers Bureau, “is a fabulous resource for the Ohio community, and well worth using to provide educational and engaging presentations for our patrons. All of the speakers I’ve worked with have been very responsive in planning programs.”
Booking an Ohio Humanities speaker is easy. Tom Kuhn, director of the Ross County Historical Society says, “There is no single resource I am aware of offering a greater variety of topics or a larger number of individual speakers for each topic. Almost everything needed to prepare program publicity is provided right on the OHC Speakers Bureau webpage.” Visit the Speakers Bureau page on our web site to browse the speakers and their presentations. Select the speaker and topic, then confirm their availability. Finally, complete the simple Speakers Bureau application and mail or email to program coordinator Jim Calder.
For more information on how you can book a speaker for your organization, visit http://www.ohiohumanities.org/programs/speakers-bureau.html