Intermediate Librarianship Courses
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Courses 4 $596.00
Package total: 4 $596.00
Course image Librarianship: Handouts, Brochures and Online/Multi-Media Reference Tools
Intermediate Librarianship Courses
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: Librarianship: Handouts, Brochures, Online and Multimedia Reference Tools

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

This course focuses on the development of tools that patrons can use for self-instruction to aid with use and access of the collection.

Course Length: 9 weeks

Contact Hours: 30
Grading Scale: 50% Tests/50% Assignments
Course Length: 9 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION TO REFERENCE TOOLS
Introduction
What Do We Hope to Achieve?
Library Aid Development Analysis
How often and how long does it take?
Perception versus Demand
Inventory of Instructional Products
Timing
Goodwill Gestures and Long-Range Benefits

MODULE 2
A WIDE SELECTION OF LIBRARY TOOLS & FINDING AIDS
Bibliographies
Collection Profiles
Listings of Local Genealogical Libraries & Repositories
Pathfinders, How-to-Guides & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Fact Sheets

MODULE 3
DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF LIBRARY AIDS
Objective
Audience

MODULE 4
PAPER GUIDES
Customer Advantages
Operational Advantages
Selection of Paper Format

MODULE 5
ONLINE GENEALOGY TOOLS
Customer Advantages
Operational Advantages
Selection of Electronic Format

MODULE 6
MULTI-MEDIA TOOLS: POWERPOINT & VIDEO EDITING
Customer Advantages
Operational Advantages
Selection of Multi-Media Format

MODULES 7 & 8
Practical Exercise
Course image Librarianship: Internet Genealogy Searches
Intermediate Librarianship Courses
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: Librarianship: Internet Genealogy Searches

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

The types and quantities of resources available on the Internet are ever expanding. In this course we will cover all the many kinds of genealogical Internet resources available, as well as some of those that are not typically thought of as being genealogically focused.

Course Length: 9 weeks

Contact Hours: 24
Grading Scale: 50% Tests/50% Assignments
Course Length: 9 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION
Why Use the Internet?
Types of Resources Available on the Internet
Some Issues in Using the Internet for Genealogy
National Genealogical Society’s Guidelines for Use of Computer Technology in Genealogical Research
Privacy
Professional Resources Online for Genealogy Librarians

MODULE 2
BLOGS, SOCIAL MEDIA, MAILING LISTS & GATEWAYS
FOR GENEALOGISTS
Blogs
Social Media
Major Social Media Sites
Mailing Lists
Genealogical Gateways or Good Places to Start on the Internet for Genealogy

MODULE 3
INDEXES & DATABASES ONLINE
Tips for Searching Databases
FamilySearch: The Most Important Free Website
Free versus for Fee Debate
Commercial Sites
Major Databases Online Plus a Sampling of Smaller Databases

MODULE 4
SURNAME SITES
Surname Query Sites
Message Boards
GEDCOM Sites
Other Sites that Relate to Surnames
Active versus Passive Use of Surname Query Sites
Personal Genealogy Web Pages & Blogs
Finding People Today - Descendant Searching

MODULE 5
ARCHIVES & RECORD OFFICES
Canada
United States
United Kingdom and Ireland
Other Countries
Libraries
Family History and Genealogical Societies

MODULE 6
INTERNET SEARCH TOOLS
Search Engines
Regional Search Engines
Metasearch Engines
Specialized Genealogy Search Tools
Some Steps for Improving the Relevancy of Information Found on the Internet
Evaluating What You Find
How to Evaluate What You Find
How to Use Information Derived from the Internet

MODULE 7
NON-GENEALOGY SITES
Geography
History
Military
Directories
Newspapers
Obituaries
Keeping Up to Date with New Internet Resources for Genealogy
Internet Sources for Organizing Genealogical Research
Citing Electronic Information

MODULE 8
PRACTICUM
Course image Librarianship: Programming and Marketing Your Services
Intermediate Librarianship Courses
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: Librarianship: Programming and Marketing Your Services

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

This course presents techniques for programming and promoting your collections and services. Success in this area increases usage and user satisfaction and may generate funding possibilities.

Course Length: 7 weeks

Contact Hours: 30
Grading Scale: 50% Tests/50% Assignments
Course Length: 7 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
PROGRAMMING & MARKETING YOUR SERVICES
Active Programming
Active versus Passive Programming

MODULE 2
Program Types

MODULE 3
SHAPING THE PROGRAM
What
When and How Often?
The Calendar
Who?
Where?
How?

MODULE 4
LOGISTICS
Time
Speaker’s Calendar
Inclement Weather
Space
Program Site Checklist
Reservations
Outside Speaker Arrangements
Practice
Be Prepared
Have Fun

MODULE 5
Promoting the Programs
Level I, The Basics
Level II, Outreach
Personal Contacts
Level III, Generating Interest

MODULE 6
MARKETING CONCEPTS FOR GENEALOGY LIBRARIANS
Market Research
Public Relations
Community Involvement
Branding
Advertising
Media Planning
Distribution
Displays
Location
The Ability to Browse
Variety
Supplemental Materials
Outside Displays
Sales
The Mix
Course image Librarianship: Genealogy Record Types
Intermediate Librarianship Courses
Course Summary:

Optional Print Course Material: Librarianship: Genealogy Record Types

*Course material will only be sent to students who are registered in the course.

This course provides an overview of many categories of record types that can be used by genealogists in their research pursuits. While government-mandated and -issued records may be available to the researcher, there will be times when a given record may not yet have been used or when the record simply cannot be located. In these instances, it is important to understand what records may be used as substitutes that contain much of the same information in order to substantiate or refute a hypothesis.

You will be presented with many examples of materials, and these will provide an understanding of what record types are available, where they are likely to be located, and what type of content they contain. We will not focus so much on the actual "how-to" analysis of the data contained in the records, although we will discuss the use of your "critical thinking skills" in helping patrons.

The Librarianship Certificate Program is intended to provide overlapping and complementary content between modules. One of your primary goals is to assimilate the information presented in each course and integrate it into a "big picture" that will help you provide the best possible service to your genealogical patrons. Therefore, you will find that this course compliments material presented in the other Librarianship courses. 

Finally, it is important that you become familiar with your local service area and the record repositories where specific records may be found and accessed. Your library will provide a focal point for connecting with many types of print, electronic, and document source materials. While your physical collection may or may not include original source materials, you will always be assisting patrons in research that provides clues and pointers to original, derivative, and authored sources. You cannot connect the patron to the appropriate resources if you do not have a clear understanding of what records exist, where they are located, and how to access them.

You will be amazed at the sheer number of different record types available to support genealogical research but, by the time you complete this course, you will be much better prepared to support your genealogical patrons with knowledge and confidence. 

Course Length: 8 weeks

Contact Hours: 21
Grading Scale: 50% Tests/50% Assignments
Course Length: 8 weeks
Course Content

MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION
Introduction
The Basics
Home Sources
Putting It All Together

MODULE 2
USING CENSUS RECORDS
Introduction
United States Census Records
Canadian Census Records
British Census Records
Scottish Census Records
Irish Census Records
Australian Census Records
Census Indexes and Finding Aids

MODULE 3
ECCLESIASTICAL RECORDS
Introduction
Record Types
Summary

MODULE 4
LAND AND PROPERTY RECORDS
Introduction
Deeds, Indentures, Surveys, Taxes and Liens
Different Measurement Systems Used in Different Locations
Establishing Locations between Censuses
Tracing a Line of Descent through Land Records

MODULE 5
USING DEATH-RELATED RECORDS
Introduction
Death Certificates and Coroners’ Reports
Obituaries
Cemetery Records
Tombstones, Markers, and Memorial Inscriptions
Funeral Home and Mortuary Records
Wills and Probate Packets
Other Documentary Evidence

MODULE 6
MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS
Introduction
Establishing Context is Vitally Important
Possible Sources for Military Records

MODULE 7
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION RECORDS
Introduction
Reasons for Migration
Historical and Social Timelines That Can Affect Immigration
Migration Routes Discussed
A Chronology of Ships’ Passenger Lists and What They Offer: Understanding the Situation
Where to Find the Records
What Information is Found on Ships’ Passenger Lists?
Locate and Access Canadian Immigration Records
Library and Archives Canada
Australian Immigration Records
Naturalization