Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Samuel D Isaly Library of OGS 
611 State Route 97 West
Bellville, OH 44813-8813

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Tom Neel 
Ohio Genealogical Society 

15th Annual OGS Genealogy Librarian's Seminar 

NEW TOOLS FOR TODAY'S GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY - An educational gathering for professionals who work in the genealogical and local history field in Ohio's libraries.

9:00 - 9:30 - Registration

9:30-9:45 - Welcome - Tom Neel, Bvenitta Williams, GenLib Seminar Committee

9:45 - 10:45 - SUNNY MORTON, Editor, Ohio Genealogy News - Comparing the Genealogy Giants - What do we recommend for our patrons and how do we utilize them - Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage?

11:00 - 12:00 - JEN JOHNSON, State Library of Ohio, Library Consultant for DPLA/Digitization - Connecting Ohio's Local History with the Digital Public Library of America - DPLA and Ohio's digital hubs are in place. How do we use the both as researchers and as libraries.

12:00 - 1:00 - Box Lunch (provided as part of seminar fee)

1:00 - 2:00 TOM NEEL, OGS Library Director - Meeting the Needs of Today's Patrons: Genealogy at the Library in 2018 - Our library community often isn't on site and we have to address reference and delivery and assessment differently.

2:15 - 2:30 - OPEN MIC - What's on Your Mind? - Bring some 5-minute topics to the floor - a library issue, a new genealogical resource, a successful program. Let us know in advance and we will schedule at least the first three items to share.

2:30 - 3:30 - SUNDA PETERS, OGS Past President - DNA: What is it & How to use it! - DNA is the hot topic and the genealogy librarian needs to understand the terminology, how it works, and be able to advise patrons on test choices and moral choices.

Chapter Librarians and Volunteers, Public Librarians, and even out-of-state Librarians are welcome! The OGS Library is open 9 to 5 for research - no charge for attendees or their friends. Please save this schedule if turning it in for certification or educational credit.

Registration closes on October 8. 


  Sunny Morton

Jen Johnson

Tom Neel

Sunda Peters