Public Library & Geneological Society Collaboration

Public Library & Geneological Society Collaboration

About this Session:
As Local History & Genealogy Librarian for the Ottawa Public Library, this webinar presenter formed a unique collaboration with the Ontario Genealogical Society - Ottawa Branch. This innovative collaboration allows the two institutions to deliver programming to patrons, rather than just collaborating over a collection of materials. The presenter created an original Local History & Genealogy Research Club as a regular bi-weekly offering wherein "Club Members" are welcome to bring their research questions and devote that period of time to research with the help of a librarian and expert volunteers. Genealogy is challenging and sometimes isolating, so the purpose of this program is three-fold: 1) Help patrons conduct their research; 2) Form a community; & 3) Acquire data on how this type of patron wants assistance at the library. Learn how this club has helped hundreds of patrons both as fresh faces & repeat users, and has given the librarian a real pride of work.

Participants will learn about:
-How to collaborate with a genealogical society for programming
-Benefits of Collaboration for the library, society, and patrons
-How to start a research club and why

About the Presenter:
Krista Woltman is the Local History & Genealogy Librarian for the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library. She has been a Subject Matter Expert in Genealogy for 3 years, and has been a Librarian for the Ottawa Public Library for over 11 years. 

Members: 20.00

Non Members: 30.00
7/30/2019 12:00 PM - 7/30/2019 12:30 PM

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