First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free web presentation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (PDT), lets attendees share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.
Making Connections through ROOTS (Researching Our Origins for Teens and Seniors), presented by Maggie Buckholz and Karen Prasse, Burlington Public Library, January 6, 2015, 9:00 AM PDT
The Burlington Public Library, in partnership with the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society, launched a pilot project to match teenagers with senior genealogists in a lateral-learning environment in which the teens learned how to search, collect and record family history. Senior genealogists gained skills with mentoring, new technologies, and new worldwide cultural family history resources. The two-year project funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation had surprisingly positive results that exceeded the wildest expectations of all participants. This Webinar is for Teen and Adult programming staff, and anyone who is interested in using Genealogy to bridge generations and connect the community with the library. You will walk away with a curriculum and tools for developing an inter-generational Genealogy program, and tips for creating a meaningful experience for all participants while avoiding pitfalls.
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