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OGS 11th Annual Genealogy Librarians' Seminar

Libraries for Today’s Researcher

An educational gathering for professionals who work in the genealogical and local history field in Ohio’s libraries
Friday October 17, 2014
9:30am - 3:30pm

You may register for the seminar online using Paypal. If you prefer, you may print and mail in a registration form with your payment.
Seating is limited. Please register by October 11.

Schedule of Events

  9:00 -   9:30 Registration
  9:30 -   9:45 Welcome
Tom Neel, OGS Library Director; Margaret Cheney, OGS President; Bvenitta Williams, GenLib Seminar
  9:45 - 10:45 Working with Local Court Records
Tom Neel, Ohio Genealogical Society
Have you ever really visited your local courthouse? Familiarity with Ohio’s court system is a necessity for answering genealogical inquiries in the library
11:00 - 12:00 Using Social Media in your Local History & Genealogy Room
Derek Davey, Lourdes University
Access to collections, marketing your resources, publicity, committee meetings—social media could be the answer to all your needs!
12:00 -   1:00 Box Lunch (or nearby restaurants)
  1:00 -   2:15 PANEL on Content Management Software
Marcus Ladd, Miami University and Phil Sager, Ohio Historical Society "Using Content DM"; with Nancy Strayer & Aaron Turner, OGS Interns "Using OMEKA"
Your local history/genealogy images online with content management software—the “rich” and the “poor” options.
  2:15 -   2:30 Mini-Topics (choose one)
(A) Tour of the Civil War 150 Exhibit Tom Neel, Ohio Genealogical Society
(B) What is a Patron Looking for When they Arrive? Bvenitta Williams, OGS Past Trustee
  2:30 -   3:30 Preservation of Archival Materials
Eric Honnefer, BGSU Center for Archival Collections
How to care for manuscripts and photographs in your library collection
Short Q & A Session at End

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