Friday, August 9, 2013

Genealogy Librarians' Seminar

The OGS Library will be the site of the 10th Annual Genealogy Librarians' Seminar on Friday, October 4th, 2013, with the theme "The Changing Technology in Library Collections". This is an educational gathering for professionals who work in the genealogical and local history field in Ohio's Libraries. The fee is just $15 or $25 if you would like a box lunch. Form available or payment through

9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome by Tom Neel, OGS Library Director; Sunda Peters, OGS President; Bvenitta Williams, GenLib Seminar Chair
9:45 Russ Pollitt of Columbus Metropolitan Library speaks on What Happens After you Receive a Colllection?
11:00 Jim Mainger of Cincinnati Public Library speaks on Changing Technology and Genealogical Collection Development: Practices for the Contemporary Information Landscape.
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Pamela Schaffner, the Sixth Circuit US Courts Librarian, speaks on Finding Ancestry in Federal Court Records
2:00 Option A, Tom Neel of OGS will do a PowerPoint Visit to the OGS Archives; or Bvenitta Williams of OGS will give a Tour of the OGS Library (for first time attendees)
2:30 Wally Huskonen, OGS Trustee, speaks on Where's Otto? Using the Power of the Internet to Find a Long-Lost Relative (case study on helping patrons find immigrant ancestors)

This seminar is primarily for librarians in local history libraries and for volunteers who handle our chapter libraries, but anyone interested in these topics can certainly attend. Reservations should be in by September 30th so that we can place the lunch order and make the proper number of handouts and free goodie bags.

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