Help! I have Genealogy Patrons-What do I do? Webcast One: Genealogy @ Your Service Desk

Libraries are a popular place for people searching their family history. Most librarians are not genealogy specialists, yet they frequently get genealogy questions. During this three-part webcast series, learn about genealogy principles and resources that can prepare you to help the next genealogy patron who visits your reference desk—without needing to become a specialist.

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be better able to: 

  • Guide patrons to resources to meet their genealogy needs
  • Utilize and promote their library's genealogy and local history collections
  • Conduct a genealogy reference interview

The presenter, Tina Beaird, is a genealogy/Local History Librarian at the Plainfield public library, lectures extensively on topics including Scott resources, military research, and archival preservation.