From: Michelle Arbuckle [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: October-14-11 4:43 PM
To: Julia Mayo; Yvonne Earle; Joanne Smyth; Colleen Murphy; Aimee Ellis; Melanie Houlden; Debbie Kaleva; Charlene Sorensen; Terra Plato; Christine Sheppard; Ben Harrison; Dawn Bassett; Taryl Gula; Jocelyne Andrews
Subject: Upcoming Genealogy Series at the Education Institute


Coming up at the Education Institute Genealogy Series with Penny Allen: 



Genealogy Services for Library Staff: how to get started

One hour audio conference - Monday October 17, 2011 at 1pm ET

What types of genealogy resources are available for library staff? Where are they found? Learn how to create a network of resources and develop a relationship with organizations in the community that can help you provide excellent genealogy services to the patron. We will cover various professional organizations, their publications, as well as ways to find appropriate conferences. 

Learn how to get your genealogy services off the ground and how to source helpful community resources.   



One hour web conference - Monday November 7, 2011 at 1pm ET

In order to understand the questions that genealogy patrons ask it is important for staff to know what processes must be accomplished before coming to the library. For example, collecting basic data on births, marriages and deaths from family members is necessary to build a stable base of research. This talk will provide library staff with a basic understanding of the first steps of genealogy research and provide some resources that genealogists may use to get started.


The Genealogy Reference Interview: asking the right questions to get the best results

One hour audio conference - Monday November 28, 2011 at 1pm ET

Unlike a reference interview, genealogists have specific requests, and may have a little or no knowledge of the types of resources that the library can offer. It is very important that the librarians ask questions that will help them understand what the researcher is looking for.  This program will cover the basic questions that are specific to genealogy enquiries.


One hour audio conference - Monday December 12, 2011 at 1pm ET

This session will discuss:

·         where to find print sources of publications and how to order them

·         locating materials for Inter-Library Loans requests

·         how to organize a genealogy library within 929 and beyond

·         what materials are best suited to small and large sized collections.



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Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS
Education Institute
416 363 3388 ext. 30
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