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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Librarians' and Teachers' Day - April 7, 2011

THURSDAY, 7 APRIL - LIBRARIANS’ AND TEACHERS’ DAY

NERGC's Third Librarians' and Teachers' Day will be held on
Thursday, 7 April 2011 at the Springfield Marriott. The day will be
devoted to showing attendees how genealogy can enhance
curricula, invite new patrons, and highlight collections.
Librarians' and Teachers' Day provides the opportunity for
professionals to learn how genealogy can serve them in their
dual roles as curators of their unique collections and as
ambassadors of genealogy resources for their schools and
libraries. All librarians and teachers who work with family history
patrons or genealogy-related research materials will benefit
from this special event.The cost is $35.00 per person and
includes lunch compliments of ProQuest.

8:45 A.M - 9:30 A.M.
Registration and Welcome

9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Strategies for Making Archival Records Accessible to Genealogists
Kathleen M. Reilly


An overview of strategies used at the Berkshire Athenaeum to make
scrapbooks, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, and photographs more
assessable to genealogists, students, and other researchers.

10:45 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
Kids & Collections: Making Meaningful Connections
Liz Shapiro
How do you connect kids with your historical collections? The
Sharon, Connecticut Historical Society's multi-faceted approach
includes the museum website (www.sharonhist.org), Facebook,
Flickr, Glogster, and a new “Community Curator” program to enable
students in grades pre-K through 8 to use local primary resource
materials to create digital stories about people and places through
research, technology, and collaboration, blending a dynamic
multimedia swirl of photographs, text, music, and narration.

12:00 NOON - 1:45 P.M.
Lunch, Courtesy of ProQuest
ProQuest Information and Learning
William Forsyth

2:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M.
Bringing the Civil War to Life through Library Program and Curriculum Development
Donna E. Walcovy, Ph.D.
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War (or if you are from the
South, the War of Northern Aggression) begins on April 12, 2011, two
days after the NERGC conference ends. Learn how you can make
the Civil War come alive for your community, adults, visitors, teens,
and children.


3:15 P.M.- 4:15 P.M.
Illustrating the Past: Digital Images at the National Archives
Jean Nudd Elliott
Digital images are now a part of everyday life. Learn how you can
locate images from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam era
for your clients, whether they are school children, history buffs, or
genealogists.

The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is being held April 6-10, 2011 in Springfield, MA. More information is available from the conference website.

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