Overcoming your Fear of Genealogists

A session at MLA/DLA Annual Conference 2013

  • Mary Mannix

Wednesday 8th May, 2013

12:00pm to 4:00pm (EST)

In today’s world of shrinking reference services genealogists are a patron base that is not diminishing in size. Family historians continue to frequent reference desks but they do need specialized assistance. Even libraries that do not have significant genealogy reference sources can guide family historians in their pursuits. Sadly, many librarians are afraid of the enthusiastic, talkative genealogist. There are many on-line sources and subscription databases that can help any librarian interact confidently with the dreaded genealogy researcher. This workshop will present an overview of basic genealogy methodology and give any information professional, no matter their background, the tools to speak knowledgeably with a genealogy patron. You don’t need to be afraid any longer. And, you may get the bug yourself. This preconference will be hands-on, bring a laptop if you can.
Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

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Mary Mannix

Maryland Room Manager, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick County Public Libraries

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Time 12:00pm4:00pm EST

Date Wed 8th May 2013


Conference 3, Clarion Resort Hotel

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