NGS presented the annual William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship during Librarians’ Day, a preconference event of the NGS 2014 Family History Conference in
, on 6 May 2014. Librarians’ Day,
sponsored by ProQuest, is a full-day event for librarians who work with family
history patrons. Richmond, Virginia
The William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship is awarded annually to a librarian whose primary focus is genealogy and local history and who is employed in a public, academic, or special library. This year’s award, and a $1,000 prize underwritten by ProQuest, went to Dr. Sandra G. Treadway, Librarian of Virginia and State Archivist at the Library of Virginia in
. She has
contributed biographical entries and edited printed editions of the Dictionary
of Virginia Biography and supervised the transition of DVB to an online source
as part of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Encyclopedia Richmond . She has
authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books, articles, and papers on Virginia Virginia, with a focus on the women of . She has also lectured on these topics. Sandra holds a BA with honors from Virginia Mahattanville College, an MA and a PhD in history
from the University of Virginia, and a MS in Library and Information Sciences from the . University
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources, such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages. Content is accessed most commonly through library Internet gateways. ProQuest is part of the Cambridge Information Group.
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