This blog brings you breaking news about the 14th New England Regional Genealogical Conference and the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Friday, December 3, 2010

LIBRARIANS/TEACHERS DAY PROGRAM CHANGE

Kathleen M. Reilly, Supervisor, Local History & Genealogy Department, The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts will be presenting “Strategies for Making Archival Records Accessible to Genealogists” from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7 in lieu of the previously-announced session with Elise Bernier Feeley.

During her session, Kathleen will present an overview of strategies used at the Berkshire Athenaeum to make scrapbooks, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, and photographs more accessible to genealogists, students and other researchers. Additionally she will discuss how the use of new digital technologies and targeted collection arrangement at the Athenaeum has streamlined the research process.

All librarians and teachers who work with family history patrons or genealogy-related research materials will benefit from Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day. The cost is $35.00 per person and includes lunch compliments of ProQuest. Participation is limited; be sure to register early to insure a spot.

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