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REGISTER TODAY for this NEW Audio Conference with exper Kenneth Aitken!!

Library Programming for Genealogy Patrons
Kenneth Aitken, Former local history and genealogy librarian at Regina Public Library.

As the popularity of genealogy continues unabated into its 3oth year in our communities, Libraries are feeling increased pressure to offer programs to support their resources. Attendance at genealogy programs continues to grow while the numbers of patrons using some collections declines. Genealogy programming provides the personal touch needed to bring back patrons to your library.

4 PM Atlantic  
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

The Benefits

* Gain a clearer sense of programming variables
* Discover genealogy patron needs that you can meet easily from staff strengths
* Learn about programming partnership opportunities and programming resources on the internet.
* Find simple promotional ideas that reach genealogists in your community.

Who Should Participate?

Public librarians, librarians serving seniors, library program planners.

Key Topics You Will Explore

* Why your library needs to do programming for genealogists
* Understanding the Genealogiical Research Process: a brief review
* Programmimg issues to sort out:
1. Multi-session course or stand alone presentation
2. Lecture or workshop format
3. The pros and cons of giving assignments
4. The librarian as educator
5. Using specialists from the genealogy community
* Co-operative Programming with local historical and genealogical societies
* Program topics
* Program promotion

Method of Instruction

Audio conference with support materials.


Member: $48.00 + GST
Non-Member: $68.00 + GST

About The Presenter......

Ken Aitken is the local history and genealogy librarian at Regina Public Library and is on the faculty of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Ken has lectured at genealogy conferences from Ontario to BC, as well as at the National Genealogical Society Conference and the Brigham Young University Family History conference. Ken's memberships include: the Association of Professional Genealogist, the National Genealogical Society, and the College of Certified Saskatchewan Genealogists. He is vice-president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

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