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Genealogy - What's a Librarian to Do?
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If you’ve always wondered how (and how much) to help your genealogy patrons, rest assured you’re not alone. With the time and budget limitations all libraries face, this presentation will attempt to show you how to make the best use of the resources you have available: the questions to ask – as well as those not to ask; the most useful online sources, especially those which are free – subscription databases like Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online will be discussed briefly.

10/20/2016
When: 10/20/2016
1:00 PM
Where: Virtual Session
United States
Presenter: Helen Yoas
Contact: Joann Eichenlaub
570-320-2400, ext. 7212
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West Branch Chapter

Virtual Professional Development Series

Thursday, October 20, 2016

1:00 - 2:00 PM

If you’ve always wondered how (and how much) to help your genealogy patrons, rest assured you’re not alone. With the time and budget limitations all libraries face, this presentation will attempt to show you how to make the best use of the resources you have available: the questions to ask – as well as those not to ask; the most useful online sources, especially those which are free – subscription databases like Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online will be discussed briefly – and  how much of a resource you yourself can, and should, be.

 

Join Helen Yoas, Reference Librarian at Pennsylvania College of Technology, for this informative session. Helen has worked in public libraries in Montoursville, Clarion, and Williamsport, and in a university library in New York State. She has an MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and a post-master’s certificate in Digital Librarianship from Drexel University. In addition to working at the reference desk at Penn College, Helen also teaches library instruction classes. Helen is a member of and volunteer for the Lycoming County Genealogical Society, and has taught classes to the general public and to senior groups, served as the local history and genealogy specialist at Brown Library in Williamsport, and also taught a class for faculty and staff at Penn College.

 

Earn one hour of Continuing Education Credit by attending this virtual professional development session. (Information will be provided at the end of the live session to receive your documentation.)

 

This virtual event is brought to you by the West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association, with digital technology sponsored by PaLA’s College & Research Division.

 

Participation for this program is limited to the first 50 registrants.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/IND0fTNjkf1vwvAm1

 

 

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about connecting to the session upon submission of your registration form. If you do not receive the email, or if you have questions about the event, please contact Jill Hallam-Miller at jbhm001@bucknell.edu.

 

 

 

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