Genealogy 101 - Ongoing course: May 14th -- June 15th
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
About the Event
Genealogy 101 is aimed at reference staff with little or no experience in genealogy, and will provide tools for assisting patrons with family history research. The goal of the class is to give students confidence and skill in assisting family history researchers.
This five-week online course for library students and reference staff provides an introduction to American genealogy reference service. The course will outline basic sources and strategies, centered on a single case study. Topics covered include the U.S. Census, vital records, immigration research, military research and a variety of other basic genealogy sources. Students will also receive instruction in reference desk strategies and tools for further professional development. The course will cover archival material, print reference tools and online sources.
The course will include:
- Online lessons: 3-4 per week
- One optional chat session per week
- Several short assignments per week
Cost: $130 for RUSA members; $175 for ALA members; $210 for non-ALA members; $100 for student and retired members
Must register by Thursday, May 10th.