04 March 2011

NGS Family History Conference – Librarians’ Day

Do you know of a librarian who is attending the 2011 NGS Family History Conference or who lives in the Charleston (SC) area?  If so, please let them know about this FREE event for librarians.

NGS’s special pre-conference program for librarians, sponsored by ProQuest, will be held Tuesday, 10 May, , at the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Stree, Charleston, South Carolina. Librarians who work with family history patrons are encouraged to attend this outstanding program.

"How Did that Yankee Get in the Family?" —Michael Hall is a BYU graduate who has worked for Family Search for more than twenty years. He is currently strategic relations manager working with libraries and ge
nealogical societies worldwide.

"Putting All Your Library Resources to Use"—George Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., a training company providing continuing education for libraries and library consortia.

"Solving African American Brick Walls"—Toni Carrier is founding director of the
University of South Florida Africana Heritage Project.

"Social Networking"—Drew Smith is an academic librarian with the
University of South Florida, Tampa.

ProQuest will provide lunch for registered attendees and will be available to answer questions about their products. The program will conclude with a tour of the Charleston County Public Library.

The program is free for Librarians but you must pre-register to attend the event. Registration can be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/attendee_registration. Click on pre-conference events.

The National Genealogical Society 2011 Family History Conference begins
11 May 2011 at the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina. Plan to register and attend this outstanding four-day genealogy conference.

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