06 February 2010

FREE Librarians' Genealogy Boot Camp in Burbank

The Southern California Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a free three-hour educational opportunity for librarians who assist genealogy and family history patrons.

Offered in conjunction with the Society’s annual Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California, the Librarians’ Genealogy Boot Camp will be conducted by two of genealogy’s most popular speakers:
  • George G. Morgan is an internationally recognized genealogist and author of eight books, several online columns, and hundreds of articles for genealogical publications. As president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., George conducts seminars for libraries and genealogists. George is a director of two genealogical societies and co-host of “The Genealogy Guys Podcast.”
  • Drew Smith, MLS, a University of South Florida librarian, is co-host of the Genealogy Guys Podcast, author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists, and a columnist for Digital Genealogist magazine. Drew is a Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and President of the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa).
Session 1 - Using the HeritageQuest® Databases (Morgan). The HeritageQuest Online databases by ProQuest undoubtedly contain some of the richest American genealogical materials. Many libraries provide remote access to library cardholders to this collection. Learn how to unlock the power and content of this great resource.

Session 2 - How to Help Your Patrons Find the Book with Their Family in It (Smith). Show your patrons how to do an exhaustive search for books and other published materials about their families that will help them begin their research.

Friday, June 11, 2010
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Hollywood Room – first floor, main hotel
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91504

The Librarians' Genealogy Boot Camp is free. Attendance is limited to 100 participants and advance registration is required.

Registration details and further information can be found at www.scgsgenealogy.com. Look for the “Librarians’ Boot Camp” listing under the SCGS Events and Programs. While you’re there, check out all of the great sessions to be offered at Jamboree.

Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.

Paula Hinkel
Co-Chair, Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

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