Librarians' Day

FGS 2020 Conference

The Federation of Genealogical Societies would like to invite librarians, archivists, other information professionals, volunteers, and board members serving the genealogical community to attend Librarians Day, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Midwest Genealogy Center of Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) in Independence, MO.

ProQuest LogoLibrarian's Day and Lunch are sponsored by ProQuest. It offers a full day of learning including resources and ideas.

A registration fee of $10 will be charged to cover transportation.

We invite you to attend this informational day and stay at the library after the sessions to work on your own research.

Photo courtesy Mid-Continent Public Library.

The Mid-Continent Public Library will remain open until 11:00 p.m. during the conference week, Monday through Saturday!

Questions? Please contact librariansday@fgs.org.

FGS 2020 Librarians Day Program

8:00 am – 9:00 am                         Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am                         Welcome, Introduction of Program

9:15 am – 10:15 am                       The Importance of Presidential Libraries and What They Offer

Kurt Graham, Director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

10:15 am – 10:30 am                      Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am                      Untapped Genealogical Information within the Government Documents Section

        Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL

11:30 am – 12:30 pm                     PANEL: Together We Can Accomplish More – Partnering with Other Organizations

Scott Holl, Manager, History and Genealogy Department, St. Louis County Library

Michele Enke, Manager, Special Collections, Wichita Falls Public Library

Char Mitts, President, Johnson County (Kansas) Genealogical Society

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                       Lunch Provided by ProQuest

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm                         After-Lunch Discussion Round-Up – Best Practices From Attendees

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm                         Break-out sessions: 4 sessions, 30 minutes at each location, in assigned groups

              • MCPL Orientation & Tours
              • Free Websites & Handout
              • Preservation Demo by MCPL staff
              • Tour of the FamilySearch Digital Project and Its Benefits