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Subject: [APG] Chicago. July 7th-10th ALA History Section Meetings
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 06:37:29 EDT
ALA Annual Conference
History Section Meetings (RUSA)
Friday, July 7th
RUSA Preconference Program 2000
Reference Services for Genealogists: A Mini-Course for Librarians
Friday, July 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sheraton, Ballroom III
Learn effective strategies for assisting genealogists with the latest
reference tools in print and online. See how you can expand your library with
both US and international resources. Build a core collection of reference
books, serials and indexes that will meet the real needs of your patrons.
This training will keep you current. Practical training for harried reference
Trainer: Tom Kemp, chair of the ALA Genealogy Committee (RUSA/HS) and author
of The Genealogist's Virtual Library: Full-text Books on the World Wide Web
(Scholarly Resources, 2000.).
Cost and Registration: RUSA member, $100; ALA member, $145; Nonmember, $245;
Student, $60. Use the registration form in the February issue of American
Libraries or call 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4398.
Registration Deadline: June 7, 2000. There is a $25 processing fee for
refunds; no refunds or cancellations after June 7; refunds processed after
Saturday, July 8th
E-Books & Bytes: The Ever Expanding Library.
Sponsored by the Genealogy & Local History Discussion Group and the Genealogy
A discussion of the growing role that eBooks and eContent are taking in
libraries. With over 3,000 local history and genealogy books now online and
the launch of the complete US census, 1790-1920, digital resources are making
even the smallest libraries genealogical powerhouses.
Moderator: Tom Kemp, Chair of the ALA Genealogy Committee & Genealogy & Local
History Discussion Group.
Susan Stekel, Library and Archives Specialist; Manager, Brookhaven Press,
Northern Micrographics, <http://www.brookhavenpress.com/> who will discuss
their CD-ROM & print reprints of local histories from 12 states, created in
cooperation with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Brad Steuart, Heritage Quest, <http://www.heritagequest.com>, will discuss
their launch of the online US Federal Census Schedules...all 12,555 rolls of
microfilm. This incredible online resource will make even the smallest
library a branch of the National Archives.
Rod Brewer, Digital Publishing Group, <http://www.pdflibrary.com>, will
discuss DSI's growing list of 80 eBooks available on CD-ROM & hardcopy,
focused on Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Indians, Lewis & Clark and early
American history etc.
Saturday, July 8, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Hyatt, Grand Ballroom E.
Monday, July 10th
We Have History Too: Documenting Our Local History.
Sponsored by the ALA Local History Committee.
Learn about the history and activities of the Chicago Historical Society, one
of the foremost local history collections in the country.
Moderator: Ed Frank, Chair, Local History Committee.
Russell Lewis, Andrew W. Mellon Director for Collections and Research, and
Ralph Pugh, Public Historian, both of the Chicago Historical Society. They
will discuss the collections of the Chicago Historical Society.
Monday, July 10th, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Sheraton, Ballroom VIII