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Genealogical Relations with Libraries


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==Library Volunteers==<ref>The Federation of Genealogical Societies, ''Society Strategies Series'', Set 1:14. “Strategies for Societies, Volunteers: Finding Them & Keeping Them.” by Karen Clifford, Austin, Texas: FGS, 1998. This paper has many recommendations that should be applied to society volunteers serving in libraries. </ref>
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==Library Volunteers==
  
'''Reference Service''': Assisting genealogists with their research in a library is part reference, part referral, and part tutorial.
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'''Reference Service''': Assisting genealogists with their research in a library is part reference, part referral, and part tutorial.<ref>The Federation of Genealogical Societies, ''Society Strategies Series'', Set 1:14. “Strategies for Societies, Volunteers: Finding Them & Keeping Them.” by Karen Clifford, Austin, Texas: FGS, 1998. This paper has many recommendations that should be applied to society volunteers serving in libraries. </ref>
 
   
 
   
 
'''Reference''': Librarians are trained to interview patrons to determine their needs and then refer them to the appropriate tools. In many cases they help patrons find answers, as well as teaching them how to use the library and the reference materials recommended. In libraries where the librarians are also trained or experienced in genealogical research, librarians may not wish to relinquish all of the interviewing, teaching, and advising to genealogist volunteers.  
 
'''Reference''': Librarians are trained to interview patrons to determine their needs and then refer them to the appropriate tools. In many cases they help patrons find answers, as well as teaching them how to use the library and the reference materials recommended. In libraries where the librarians are also trained or experienced in genealogical research, librarians may not wish to relinquish all of the interviewing, teaching, and advising to genealogist volunteers.  

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