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Librarianship: Handouts, Brochures and Online/Multi-Media Reference Tools
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This course focuses on the development of tools that patrons can use for self-instruction to aid with use and access of the collection.


Course Content

Module 1
 
Introduction
• What Do We Hope to Achieve?
• Library Aid Development Analysis
• Objective
• Sample Question Log
• How often and how long does it take?
• Inventory of Instructional Products
• Timing
• Goodwill Gestures and Long Range Benefits
    • Beginning genealogists
    • Experienced researchers
    • New users
    • Specialized Researchers/Special Audience
    • Internet-focused

Module 2
 
A wide Selection of Finding Aids
• Bibliographies
• Collection Profiles
• Listings of Local Genealogical Libraries & Repositories
• Pathfinders, How-to-Guides and Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) Fact Sheets
    • Pathfinders
    • Self-Guided Classes and Programs
    • Program Calendars
    • Program Summary Sheets and Seminar Syllabi
    • Charts, Maps and Graphic Representations
    • Family History Forms
    • Conclusion

Module 3
 
Design & Production of Library Aids
• Objective
• Audience
• Content
• Type of Tool
• Format
• Size/Quantity of Finding Aid
• Shelf life
• Navigation
• Cost
• Searching the Field
• The Look
• Proof It
 

Module 4
 
Paper Guides
• Customer Advantages
• Operational Advantages
• Selection of Paper Format
    • Sheet(s) containing Microfilm Roll Counts
    • Listing of Local Genealogical Resources
    • Orientation Materials
    • Program Support
    • Pathfinders on Specialized Topics
    • Special Request Slips
    • Navigation and Layout
• Arrangement
    • Headings
    • The Look
    • The Cost
• Printing on Demand
• Disadvantages of Printed Guides
 

Module 5
 
Online Genealogy Tools
• Customer Advantages
• Operational Advantages
• Selection of Electronic Format
• Microfilm Roll Count
• Listing of Local Genealogical Resources
• Orientation Materials
• Program Support
• Pathfinders
• Navigation and Layout
• Arrangement
    • What's on Top?
    • Position on the Screen
    • Headings
    • Flow
    • Links
• The Look
• Translating Text to an Online Format and Printing
• PDF (Portable Document Format)
• HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
• Creating Databases
• Disadvantages of Electronic Library Aids
 

Module 6
 
Multi-Media Tools: Powerpoint & Video Editing
• Customer Advantages
• Operational Advantages
• Selection of Multi-Media Format
• Orientation Materials
• Program Support
• Pathfinders on Specialized Topics
• Entering Content
• PowerPoint
• Video Editing
• Navigation and Layout
• Arrangement
    • Headings
    • Flow
    • The Look
    • Speed
    • The Cost
• Copying & Distribution
• Disadvantages of Multi-Media Library Aids
 

Module 7
 
Course Project
• Design a Library Finding Aids
 
 

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