Librarian Seminar

Are you a librarian planning to attend Congress?  Maybe you are a Local Studies Librarian or Family History Librarian – either in a paid position or as a volunteer. At the past few Congresses, librarians have taken the opportunity to get together, meet one another and to discuss the challenges they face, the initiatives they are introducing and the new technologies that are emerging.

Many librarians found this a very useful adjunct to Congress and some wondered if it could become a more structured event, supported by Congress with a room and some time set aside. At Congress 2015 there will be a full day Librarian’s Seminar.

When: Thursday 26th March, 9.30am to approximately 4.30pm.

Where: the National Library of Australia (NLA). For those coming from interstate or NZ, it is very easy to get to the NLA using public transport but parking can be a challenge in the area.

Cost: $70 including morning, afternoon tea and lunch.

What:  The Seminar Program is available here.

Highlights include:

  • a keynote address by the Director of the NLA, Anne-Marie Schwirtlich
  • Who do you think you are? As a reference question – Developing digital and information literacy within libraries through family history by Seonaid Lewis, Family History Librarian for Auckland Libraries
  • update on Findmypast from D. Joshua Taylor, the President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Data Strategy Manager – United States and Canada
  • and much more.

All librarians attending Congress are welcome to attend.

The Librarian’s seminar is kindly supported by the National library of Australia