In my opinion, the Twitter UKlibchat on 6th Dec was a resounding success! I partnered up with Gaby from @UKlibchat team to present an opportunity to genealogy librarians to discuss their services to genealogists. See the article on the UKlibchat page: Feature Post 40: Answering Family History Enquiries 101.
A couple of the questions that were posted:
- Does your library have a specialist in this area? If not, who answers these kinds of enquiries?
- If you don’t have a specialist, How does your organisation ensure they support users properly? Is there training or other support?
- Do you have a special collection? How do you promote your collection?
Some of the international attendees are highlighted here:
@GabyK_lib – our illustrious leader and RTr!
@Annesh12 – Anne Sharp – a former local studies librarian – NE England
@cdnlocgen – Penny Allen – a librarian, Canadian, now working in London
@DarrenLEdwards – Librarian – Interested in promoting games in libraries as informal educational tools. Bournemouth, UK
@ellenforsyth – librarian, New South Wales
@GinaMurrell1 from Oregon, U.S. – Oregon Digital Newspaper Program
@infointuitive – Lydia Craemer – a law librarian from Johannesburg South Africa
@kylastephan – Librarian – A historic and contemporary collection on the Gold Coast
@mazzaburgess – Cambridge
@mennolibrarian – Public library assistant, MLIS graduate
@montserratlj – law librarian
@NWArchivists – this group was mentioned in the chat – PacificNorthWest professional archivist association – U.S.
@PaulaGoodale – Leeds, Sheffield
@Poetryghost – youth librarian
@snoopmarsh82 – Neil Marshall, Librarian, LIS student – Burley, Lancashire
@ULLibrary – Glucksman Library – Limerick, Ireland
@wienerlibrary – Study of the Holocaust and Genocide – their ITS researcher, Mary attended the chat
@WomenArchivists – this group was mentioned in the chat – Society of American Archivists’ Women Archivists Roundtable – U.S.
Be sure to stay tuned!
TBA: Look for the summary of this chat on the UKlibchat wordpress site….