Register now for “Genealogy Resources for Librariansâ€ and guarantee your seat at this exciting institute hosted by the Reference and User Services Associationâ€™s (RUSA)Â History Section.
This all-day institute addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with patrons, volunteers, scholars, or educators interested in genealogy research. Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from superb free resources to future directions at NARA to webinar outreach, new online offerings, webinar instruction, government documents, Quaker resources, and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship. Luncheon isÂ included and sponsored by ProQuest.
Â Program includes:
Â 9AM Panel– Getting More Than You Pay For: Free Access to Genealogical Resources: panelists Kim Harrison,Â Ancestry.com; Michael Hall, FamilySearch; Sandra M. Hewlett, CGSMÂ
10AM Speaker -Â Meg Phillips, Liaison Director, NARA, and Jefferson M. Moak, Archivist, National Archives at Philadelphia, Future Directions for the National Archives and Records Administration
11 AM Panel – Reaching Reference Librarians Through Genealogical Webinars
panelists Kimberly Powell, V.P., Association of Professional Genealogists; Amber Case, University of Washington; Cherieâ€™ Weible, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Noon Lunch – ProQuest program
1:30 PM Panel – Quaker Collections
panelistsÂ Ann Upton, Haverford; Tom Hamm, Earlham; Gwen Gosney Erickson Guilford College
2:30 PM Speaker – Connie Reik, Tufts, Genealogical Use of Government Publications
3:30 PM Speaker – Making the Financial Case for Genealogical Librarianship
Â Curt Witcher, Allen County Public Library
The History Section is home to ALAâ€™s genealogy experts, and the workshops and programs they produce provide primary resource information and tips. Genealogy reference is a valuable part of any libraryâ€™s user services, and this event will provide an excellent opportunity to enhance those services, as well as the skills of the libraryâ€™s reference staff.
The workshop will be held 8:30 a.m. â€“Â 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Register now via the ALA Midwinter Meeting website (event code RUS1). You can register for Midwinter plus this institute, add this institute to your Midwinter registration, or sign up for just the institute by selecting â€œInstitutes and Ticketed Events Onlyâ€ as your meeting registration type.
AdvancedÂ registration prices for this event start at $60 for RUSA members, and lunch is included in the registration fee. The advanced registration rate will be available until January 15, and prices will increase after that date. Online registration in advance of the event is strongly encouraged. More information about the Midwinter Meeting is available at http://alamw14.ala.org/.