Friday, February 23, 2007

NGS PRESS RELEASE: Librarians' Track

NOTE: This was just released by the NGS. All inquiries should be addressed to Jeanne Lund, as listed below.


Arlington, VA. 23 February, 2007

[Free] Librarians Program at the National Genealogical Society Conference in the States, Richmond, VA

The National Genealogical Society will be holding its annual Conference in the States and Family History Fair from 15-19 May, 2007 at the Richmond Marriott Hotel (500 East Broad Street), and Greater Richmond Convention Center (403 North 3rd Street).

On Tuesday 15th May a special Librarians program, sponsored by ProQuest, will be held at the Library of Virginia (800 East Broad Street). This program is free to all librarians who work with family history patrons or genealogy reference materials. Advance registration is required and space is limited – lunch is limited to the first 115 people who sign up.

Librarians attending this program will hear several excellent speakers. ProQuest will provide lunch for attendees and be available to answer questions about their products.

Presentations on the program will include talks on the digital initiatives of the Library of Virginia, how to help preserve the past using basic archival practices, designing user-friendly research guides for genealogists, and handling genealogical inquiries.

Librarians attending Librarians Day may also want to consider attending the entire NGS conference – which commences on Wednesday, 16th May, and the Family History Fair, which will be open on Wednesday, 16th May, through to Saturday, 19th May.

For full details on the conference, including conference registration fees go to:

Contact Jeanne Lund
National Genealogical Society – (703) 525-0050, ext. 112. (703) 525-0052 (Fax).

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