28 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: Drew Smith, MLS

Drew Smith, MLS, is a librarian at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library. Since 2007 he has been President of the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa), and since July 2013 has been Chair of the Family History Information Standards Organisation.

Drew is co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast (since 2005), co-author of the 2013 McGraw-Hill book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, author of the 2009 GPC book Social Networking for Genealogists, and “Rootsmithing with Technology” columnist for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ FORUM magazine. He has written extensively for such magazines as NGS NewsMagazine (now NGS Magazine), Genealogical Computing, and Digital Genealogist. He has previously served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists (as Secretary), the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS). He continues to administer the GENEALIB electronic mailing list with over 1200 genealogy librarians as subscribers, a list he founded in 1996.

FR-000H Friday June 6, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Good Cop, Better Cop: How to Politely Interrogate Your Patron

Learn how to help your patron identify and focus on their genealogical research need while still allowing them to tell their family story.

FR-000H Friday June 6, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Quick and Easy Video Tutorials: How to Educate Your Patrons 24/7

Your newest genealogy patrons may not have set foot in your library, and might never! So how can you create video tutorials for them using free tools and then publish them online? In this session, we’ll demonstrate how easy it to produce and publish simple videos that educate your patrons about your facility, your services, your online resources, and the best genealogical practices.

FR002 Friday June 6, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Something Wiki This Way Comes

Learn what a wiki is, how to navigate a wiki, and how to contribute your own genealogical content in order to help others.

SU024 Sunday June 8, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
DNA 102: Understanding and Using Test Results

Learn how to interpret what DNA tests are telling you and how to make contact with others to figure out the relationships.

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