7 Septiembre 2020

Local History and Genealogy Section Webinar on 24 September 2020

By Takashi Nagatsuka, Information Coordinator, IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section

Local History and Genealogy Section Webinar


What Librarians Need to Know about DNA


24 September 2020




  • To understand what "genetic exceptionalism" is and why DNA testing is now critical for your genealogical patron
  • To gain a basic knowledge of what DNA testing can and cannot do for genealogical research
  • To identify relevant resources for the library's collection and for the librarian's continuing education

Librarians had to learn how to…

  • Do lookups in catalogs and PERSI
  • Operate a microform reader
  • Use the Web to search for and access online resources
  • Use online subscription services
  • Teach these skills to patrons
  • Assist patrons in doing these things

Join the webinar on 24 September 2020, 10.00 - 11.30 CST
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  • Drew Smith
    Associate Librarian, University of South Florida Libraries (USA)

Audience: IFLA Members, librarians, archivists, genealogists

Organiser: Cherie Bush, Local History and Genealogy Section Standing Committee Member (localhistgen@gmail.com)

Sponsored byIFLA Local History and Genealogy Section

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