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
4 PM Atlantic
April 11th, 2006
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* Gain a clearer sense of programming variables
* Discover genealogy patron needs that you can meet easily from staff
* 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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