Thursday, July 21, 2016

Genealogy Librarians Event in Fort Wayne

Attention genealogy librarians: The Allen County Public Library is holding a free preconference event on August 10-11 before the IFLA conference. Here is the full announcement:

The Allen County Public Library is pleased to support an IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Genealogy & Local History Preconference on August 10 – 11, 2016 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The preconference is free to attend.

This preconference will feature presentations and discussions on technologies and strategies for finding, saving and presenting (1) records, (2) family histories and (3) living memory in the twenty-first century as well as how these resources are made available worldwide. Come for the first day of interactive presentations and stay for the second day of unconference sessions and tours if your schedule permits.

International organizations will discuss their current efforts, technologies, and resources; state and regional organizations will demonstrate successful projects; and a second group of offerings will highlight the importance of story and interviewing techniques for preserving life stories. A theme woven through this preconference is recognizing and building virtual information networks to both preserve and present records, stories, and living memory.

Program details, registration, lodging information, and travel data, as well as a form for unconference session suggestions, can be found here:

The staff of The Genealogy Center, the Allen County Public Library, and the entire Fort Wayne community invites you to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Please contact Curt Witcher with any questions:

Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF
The Genealogy Center Manager
Senior Manager of Special Collections
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza, Box 2270
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
O: 260-421-1226

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