Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
LIBRARIANS’ DAY – SPONSORED BY PROQUEST
NERGC’s seventh time recognizing the importance of public library staff, genealogist librarians, and local historians to the genealogy community. This professional development program will engage you with expert presentations on topics intended to inform and inspire your work.
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – FamilySearch.org Resources to Help Library Patrons – Cherie Bush (Speaker sponsored by Family Search)
FamilySearch is the world’s largest free genealogical website. Come learn how FamilySearch can help library patrons and staff be more successful in doing genealogical research.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 A.M. – Finding Aids Newspapers in New England and New York – Sharon Sergeant
Tutorial from an expert genealogist: identify what newspapers are available; learn how to find them and maximize the value of newspaper content for genealogical research.
Noon– 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Courtesy of ProQuest – Welcom and What’s New from ProQuest – William Forsyth
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – From Simmons College to PBS, how I became a host on the Genealogy Roadshow– D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
Opportunities for librarians with a passion for local history and genealogy are immense and more exciting than ever.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Topics will be developed through communication with attendes and “topic table” conversation during the luncheon. Speakers fromthe day’s program will participate along with panelists invited from public libraries.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – AmericanAncestors.org for Public Libraries – Jean Maguire (Speaker sponsored by NEHGS)
This lecture will showcase the benefits of an institutional subscription to AmericanAncestors.org by demonstrating the value of its databases for public library patrons.