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Subject: Re: [APG] Genealogy Definitions/updated 10 Jan 08
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 01:48:52 -0600
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Will do. Sometimes I'm not really conversant with the current usages in
other professions. Thanks, Joy. Regards, Carolyn

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From: "Joy Rich" <>
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Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 1:44 AM
Subject: Re: [APG] Genealogy Definitions/updated 10 Jan 08


> Thank you for the time, effort, and dedication you've been putting into
> this endeavor,
> Carolyn.
>
> I have some suggestions for the definitions of genealogical librarian (my
> past life),
> including changing "genealogical librarian" to "genealogy librarian,"
> based upon most
> frequent usage.
>
> Joy Rich, MLIS
> Brooklyn, NY
> New York Metro Chapter
>
> =====================================================================
>
> A genealogy librarian is one employed by a library or archives to assist
> genealogists and
> scholars from a variety of disciplines who are researching family
> histories and kinship
> ties. A genealogy librarian has specialized knowledge about published and
> unpublished
> materials, including manuscript collections and collections of personal
> papers. Materials
> may be specific to genealogy and local history research or to research in
> such other
> fields as biography, heraldry, national and world history, law, religion,
> and geography.
>
> (I would eliminate "This assistance can be directly to the library
> customer while
> providing reference services, bibliographic instruction, or genealogical
> programming. Some
> librarians further the research process behind the scenes by providing
> interlibrary loan
> services, cataloging genealogical and local history materials, or creating
> finding aids"
> because these tasks are also regularly performed by librarians who are not
> genealogy
> librarians.)
>
> A professional librarian is one who has received advanced educational
> training in
> librarianship; a master's degree in Library Science (or Service) or
> Library and
> Information Science (or Service) is most often the minimum educational
> requirement for a
> professional library position.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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