Monday, October 13, 2014

FGS 2015 Librarians' Day: Doing More Than Bricks and Mortar

FGS and ProQuest invite librarians, archivists, other information professionals, and board members serving the genealogical community to attend Librarians' Day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 9:00am – 4:30pm
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Empire Room (lobby level)
15 E South Temple Salt Lake City, Utah

Sponsored by ProQuest, the 2015 Librarians' Day theme is Doing More Than Bricks & Mortar. Four speakers will present their unique perspectives on offering genealogical collections, services, and experiences:

Curt Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF
Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library (IN)
Buildings, Books, Bodies, and Bytes – The Best of Times for Genealogy Librarians

Audrey Collins
Family History Specialist at The National Archives (UK)
The National Archives (UK) – From Online Records to Onsite Visits

Becky Hill, MLS
Head Librarian at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (OH)
Genealogy Tourism – The Library is the Heart of It All

Barbara Becker Meehan, MLS
Project Manager for Tulsa City-County Library's Chief Financial Officer (OK)
An Oklahoma Hello, Tourism – Welcoming Visitors to the Genealogy Library (The Reality)

William J. Forsyth, ProQuest Director of Product Management says:
 "The FGS Librarians’ Day is a tremendous opportunity to learn from leading librarians, archivists and other professionals who serve genealogists on a daily basis," says   "It’s also an exceptional chance to network with colleagues from across the country, many of whom have the same challenges you do with genealogy collection development, patron interviews, staff and volunteer training, and more.  It will be a stimulating day of real-world instruction, with a healthy dose of humor and camaraderie!"

Registration for Librarians' Day is $10 and includes lunch. Seating is limited. Parking validation will be available.

Read what respected members of the library and genealogical communities have to say about this event. 
  • James Jeffery, Denver Public Library Genealogy Specialist: "Librarians' Day is for practitioners of the fine art of librarianship within the genealogy community. Hear leaders in your field talk the talk of building and marketing their collections to a wider audience. Gain insight into the skills necessary that will encourage your narrative to take flight."
  • J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA: "Librarians' Day gives all informational-sharing friends of genealogical researchers a chance to share experiences, while learning from a few key players in our community who give us inspirational ideas, changing technological views, and practical approaches to each day."
  • Kim Harrison, Senior Account Executive, "I have attended Librarians' Day for the past 10-plus years at NGS, FGS, and American Librarians' Day, and the best reasons I can give for attending these events are the networking and the knowledge shared by the speakers are priceless."

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