11 May 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Drew Smith, MLS

Drew Smith is an Assistant Librarian with the Academic Services Unit of the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library. He has taught graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship. He is a past Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (2008-2013), past chair of the FGS Technology Committee, and currently the "Rootsmithing with Technology" columnist for the FGS FORUM magazine. He is past Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Drew is President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa and has served on the board of the Florida State Genealogical Society. He administers the GENEALIB electronic mailing list with over 1200 genealogy librarians as subscribers, a list he founded in 1996.

Drew has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast since September 2005, and together with George G. Morgan has produced over 270 one-hour episodes. Drew is the author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists, published in 2009 by Genealogical Publishing Company, and with George is co-author of the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, published in 2013 by McGraw-Hill. Drew has written extensively for NGS NewsMagazine (now NGS Magazine), Genealogical Computing, and Digital Genealogist.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Clemson University, and a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from USF.

FRG-03 Friday June 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Crowdsourcing Your Brick walls
Online genealogy forums (mailing lists, message boards, and Facebook groups) let you ask others about your brick walls. Learn to craft queries that will be noticed among millions of online messages.

SA049 Saturday June 6, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Where Is the Book with My Family in It?
Find out how to do an exhaustive search for family history books, journal articles, and other published or unpublished research material that may save you time in your own research.

SU011 Sunday June 7, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas
Evernote is a free tool for PCs, Macs, Tablets, and smartphones used to capture, organize, preserve, and synchronize (across devices) information, including ideas, notes, photos, and web pages.

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