Public historians!  Please take this survey on public history professionals and our work, sponsored by all of our favorite professional organizations, including the NCPH, AAM and AASLH.   I already took it; it’s just ten minutes long.  I’ll just quote this email I received from the NCPH:

The NCPH is currently participating in a Survey of Public History Professionals
(SPHP), with seven other historical organizations*, and asks for your help.
The survey (which was prepared by staff at NCPH and AHA) seeks to learn more
about the demographics, training, employment conditions, and expectations of
public history practitioners.

Each participating association is helping to distribute the survey across the
public history community and will share the aggregated, anonymous data that is
collected. But as a result, you might receive this questionnaire from more than
one participating association. It does not matter to which organization's
e-mailing you respond.

You may leave and return to the questionnaire multiple times until you hit
"done" at the end. Individuals who wish to be entered in a drawing for one of
two $100 book gift cards may include contact information at the end of the
questionnaire, but this information will not be used to connect survey data
with specific persons. Participating associations will present findings from
SPHP in a variety of formats in 2009.

Please visit the following URL:

Please feel free to share this URL with colleagues, students, and others whom
you think might identify themselves as public history professionals.

We hope you will fill out the questionnaire today, but if you cannot, please do
so by December 1 (when the drawing for the two gift cards will be held).
Thank you.

[*] Sponsoring Organizations of the Survey of Public History Professionals

    American Association for State and Local History

    American Association of Museums

    American Historical Association

    Canadian Historical Association

    National Council on Public History

    Oral History Association

    Organization of American Historians

    Society for History in the Federal Government