Join me next month in Austin, Texas for the 2015 Family History Conference ,where I am teaching sessions on “Helping Patrons Find & Use Southwest Archival Collections” and “An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors”.
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Taking a look at one of my favorite digital archives–the Portal to Texas History, through a series of posts highlighting this valuable historical research tool. In this first part of the series, I walk through the Portal’s well-designed discovery features.
While I love seeing the media write about libraries, I cringe every time I see a headline along the lines of “Libraries aren’t just about books anymore” or “Libraries aren’t just quiet places anymore”. Because those are really outdated perceptions of libraries. At least… according to us librarians. Common Craft has produced a new video to help the public understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age.
On 15 June 2015, the Magna Carta turns 800 years old. Highlighting some of the ways the British Library is marketing this celebration, and educating the public about this significant historical document that changed English law and has had a worldwide impact.
I was notified this week that my proposal to present at the 2015 RootsTech genealogy technology conference was accepted, and I am quite excited about this opportunity! RootsTech is one of the funnest, biggest, most educational conferences I have attended. The 2014 conference earlier this year marked my first time attending, but I have wanted to […]
How to add video thumbnails back into your custom YouTube Playlists, since Google discontinued the old custom players a year or so ago. Embedded playlists are great for your LibGuides and web projects.