Librarians' Day

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The Federation of Genealogical Societies would like to invite librarians, archivists, other information professionals, volunteers, and board members serving the genealogical community to attend Librarians’ Day, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Registration is $10 for the full day, including lunch. 

This event is sponsored by ProQuest.

The 2018 Librarians’ Day theme is “How to Stay Relevant in a Technology World.” 

Program:
8:00-8:30: Meet and Greet with light refreshments
 
8:30: Welcome
 
8:45-9:45: "When Books and Bytes Aren't Enough," by Amy Johnson Crow, MLIS, CG, Genealogy Educator
 
10:00-11:00: "Where Library and Archive Meet: Digital Collections in Omeka," by Matthew LaFlash, Technologist, Information Manager, and Genealogist
 
11:15-12:15: "Not Much We Won't Do: Outreach, Processing, and Added Content in the FCPL Maryland Room," by Mary K.Mannix, Maryland Room Manager, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick County (MD) Public Libraries
 
12:30-2:00: Lunch, compliments of ProQuest & Luncheon presentation by William Forsyth
 
2:15-3:30: "Hit Me With Your Best Shot!" A panel discussion of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the genealogy space. 
 
3:45-5:30: Tour opportunities:
- The Genealogy Center Operations
- The Lincoln Collection of the Allen County Public Library
- The FamilySearch Book Scanning Center

E-mail questions to librariansday@fgs.org