Librarians' Day

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 29, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by ProQuest.

The 2017 Librarians’ Day theme is “Digital Initiatives in Western Pennsylvania.” The speakers will discuss partnerships and collaborations to increase access to research materials from a variety of institutions, as well as finding aids and other tools to facilitate the use of manuscript and microform collections.

The morning sessions and lunch will be hosted by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at the historic Carnegie Museums and Library building in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This cultural and educational district is home to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University, Chatham University, and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Afternoon sessions will include site visits to the Special Collections Room and the Conservation, Preservation and Access Lab of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to other libraries in the vicinity. Speakers will include:

L. Suzanne Kellerman
Judith O. Sieg Chair for Preservation
Preservation, Conservation and Digitization
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Edward Galloway
Head, Archives Service Center
University Library System
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Registration for Librarians’ Day is $10 and includes lunch.

Lunch will be a soup & sandwich buffet

Soup du Jour
Orzo Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomato and Crumbled Goat Cheese
Mixed Field Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Freshly Sliced Smoked Turkey, Virginia Baked Ham and Roast Beef
Swiss, Provolone, Cheddar and Pepper Jack Cheeses
Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Pickle Garnishes
Assorted Specialty Breads and Sub Rolls with Condiments
Red Bliss Potato Salad with Whole Grain Mustard
Homemade Potato Chips
Double Fudge Brownies

Registration will open soon. 

E-mail questions to librariansday@fgs.org