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Saturday, August 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
601 - Cross Pollination: Genealogy in Public Library Special Collections

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Libraries and collecting repositories frequently house genealogical collections as well as archival materials, which share similar traits. Panelists discuss how to work with genealogical collections, addressing policy development, strategies for appraisal, processing and access, and unique staffing issues that may leave other materials neglected for the more immediate needs of genealogical researchers. The lack of education in the unique issues relating to genealogical collections and management of volunteers also is addressed.

Ward: Genealogy in Public Library Special Collections
Barrett: Genealogy in Public Library Special Collections
Voss: Building a Successful Program through Collaboration
Stanley: Cross Pollination: Genealogy in Public Library Special Collections
Clark: Challenges in Educating for Special Collection Genealogy Services

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Melissa Eastin

Head of Special Collections, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Head of Special Collections for 8 overseeing all aspects of department. manage a staff of 10, budgeting, donor solicitation, collection development, building digital library, implementing digital records management program, developing user education, creating policies including disaster plans, assisting researcher, developing publicity strategies, implementing outreach programs, embracing new trends in archival collections and genealogical... Read More →

Speakers
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Linda Barrett

Archivist, Fort Worth Library
Linda received a B. A. in History from Texas Woman’s University and MLS from University of North Texas. She has worked in archives for three years. | Linda serves as the Manuscript Archivist for the Fort Worth Library system and works within the Genealogy, Local History, and Archives Unit. The Fort Worth Library Archives collects records related to all aspects of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and houses the records of the City of Fort... Read More →
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Rhonda L. Clark

Associate Professor of Information and Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
I hold a Ph.D. in Russian History ( Univ. MN 1996) and an MLIS from the Univ. of Pittsburgh, 2007. I have been teaching in the MSLS program at Clarion University since 2009. We recently introduced a new concentration in Local and Archival Studies, intended to prepare our graduates to work with local special collections across a variety of different cultural heritage settings. I have a recent book out with co-author Nicole Wedemeyer Miller... Read More →
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Angela Stanley

Head of Archives & Special Collections, Athens-Clarke County Library
Angela C. Stanley began her library career with the New York Public Library in 2008. She went on to receive her MLS with a certificate in Archives, Preservation and Records Management from Queens College in 2010. Angela is currently pursuing her CA and Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists. Her grants and awards include multiple Historic Preservation grants; the 2014 Larry Gulley Scholarship from... Read More →
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Anke Voss

Director of Archives and Special Collections, The Urbana Free Library
Credentials/Experience: Director of Archives and Special Collections, The Urbana Free Library, 2005-present; Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2000-2005; Project Archivist, Rockefeller Archives Center, 1994-1999; Project Archivist, Lafayette College, 1993-1994. MSLS-SUNY Albany; BA/MA-History-University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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Emily Ward

Digital Archivist, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Education: Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio Bachelor of Arts August 2006 to December 2010. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Masters of Library and Information Science, Specialization: Archives Management, August 2012 to May 2014. Employment: Digital Archivist/Librarian I, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 2014 to present. Archives Intern, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, May... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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