This June I start teaching a summer session course in genealogy for the graduate School of Information (iSchool) at San Jose State University. A course like this back then would have saved me years of frustration in my own research, and would have made me an even better librarian in terms of the type of research assistance and programming that I provided in public, special, and academic libraries.
Are you a librarian or library professional from Southern California? The Southern California Genealogical Society is hosting a FREE half-day genealogy boot camp for librarians, as part of its 2016 Genealogy Jamboree conference!
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 Because those are really outdated perceptions of libraries.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.
I guest lectured yesterday afternoon in an Introduction to Public History class about the technical, or systems, side of working with digital history. Shortly after starting the new job, I started chatting informally with with one of my faculty colleagues, Dr. Ray Rast — Assistant Professor of History at Cal State Fullerton and an Associate […]