The 2024 OGS Librarians Day Program

June 7, 2023

The Ohio Genealogical Society’s Librarians Day program is an annual event aimed at assisting librarians in their efforts to support patrons with genealogical research. Next year’s program is scheduled to take place on March 29, 2024 at the OGS’s Samuel D. Isaly Library in Bellville, Ohio and this year’s theme will focus on researching underrepresented groups in genealogy. The goal is to provide librarians with valuable insights, strategies, and resources to help them better assist individuals from diverse backgrounds in researching their family history.

We are currently seeking two presenters who have a deep understanding of underrepresented groups in genealogy and are passionate about sharing their expertise with Ohio librarians. We are seeking presentations that align with the program’s theme and can offer practical insights and strategies for working with patrons from underrepresented backgrounds.

Areas of interest include:

  • Research techniques for tracing genealogy of underrepresented groups (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, Immigrants, LGBTQ+ individuals).
  • Utilizing online and offline resources to uncover historical records and documents related to underrepresented groups.
  • Addressing challenges and ethical considerations when assisting patrons with underrepresented genealogical research.
  • Building cultural competence and sensitivity in providing genealogical assistance to individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Presentations should be approximately 45-60 minutes in length, including time for questions and discussion. Nearly fifty individuals attended the 2023 OGS Librarians Day Program and we expect the same, or more, for 2024. If you are interested in presenting or know someone who may be interested in presenting at the 2024 OGS Librarians Day program, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Thank you for all you do to support Ohio genealogical research and education.