2016-2017 Local History and Genealogy Section Action Plan
1. Increase activity level among Section members and develop our network
1.1. Follow-up of the WLIC2016 sessions
1.1.1 Write a report of the presentations and invite to a discussion
1.1.1. The working team responsible for the purpose (Follow-up: Laila Hussein Moustafa is responsible)
1.2 Develop closer cooperation with SC of other Sections
1.2.1 Extend cooperation with other sections when planning the new sessions (joint sessions); we already cooperate with Asia & Oceania Section
188.8.131.52 Bozena contacts other sections
184.108.40.206 get support from our “Goodwill Ambassadors”
2. Recruit members to GENLOC section: national associations, libraries, institutions and commited individuals; promote diversity with regard to countries and world regions.
2.1 Plan a marketing/recruiting campaign
2.1.1 Write a recruitment letter and distribute; establish a list of institutions and
individuals which can help us in recruiting new members; contact IFLA’s Regional Offices.
2.1.1. Genloc SC has already established the Marketing/Recruiting team responsible for the project.
3. Increase participation/engagement among members of SC/Corr.Members
3.1 Develop different strategies – to increase participation and networking
3.1.1 Skype meetings; further development of GENLOC blog
3.2 Produce 2-3 Newsletter issues
3.2.1 Assign functions/responsibility and timeline to different Working Groups
3.2.1. Working Team: Agnes Namaganda, Monica Naluwooza, Elizabeth Melrose and Petro Coreejes-Brink, cooperate
4. Use business meetings actively under IFLA congress to recruite candidates for SC members
4.1 “Officers-in Training”, as the means to engage the candidates for SC members, in the present activities of SC, so they get experience with IFLA activities and get knowledge of what it is expected of them
4.1.1 Assign the candidates to the different working groups and let them participate in the current work of SC
4.1.2 Get support from Regional Offices with the nominations of the candidates from their regions
4.1.1. This term vi give priority to the Latin America & Carribien and Asia & Oceania IFLA Regional Offices
5. Conference/ SC Planning Handbook
5.1 Collect experiences with the work in SC, planning of the sessions etc., which are relevant for our Section.
5.1.1 Update experiences and advices already gathered by Sonia and Bozena; publish information on Genloc blog, in our Newsletter and later on IFLA web.
# Libraries in Society, # Information and Knowledge, # Cultural Heritage,
# Capacity Building, # Libraries, Solidarity and society
6.1 The theme for the Satellite Meeting in Vilnius (Lithuania)15-17 August, is: “The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and other Memory Institutions”.
The theme reflects the responsibility of libraries and institutions with genealogicalcollections, to be in solidarity with, to share and and make visible the multi-ethnical plurality in the modern society.#Libraries, Solidarity and Society
6.1.1 The form we chose for our Satellite and WLIC sessions, is a “Lightning Talk” model, with round table discussions, in order to promote interaction and engagement among participants.
6.1.2 Presentation: ”Using wikis to share resources in Genealogy, Local, Family and Oral History.”, by The Norwegian Institute Of Local History. # Cultural Heritage The presentation is an example of cooperation between the volunteer sector in Norway (local historical associations, individuals) and the professional institution, in sharing and publishing the genealogical resources and using gratis platforms, like wikies.
6.1.3 We plan a full-day workshop in Vilnius: ”Elearning: strategies and practices” by Tord Høivik, Associate Prof. (Oslo & Akershus University of Applied Sciences, Norway). Elearning will have a large impact on higher education in the period 2017-2020. Universities and libraries should develop a capability to produce elearning programs and learning productions skills. # Capacity Building
The workshop is about how to use Open EdX tools, and is of special interest for libraries, universities, institutions and other bigger organizations which are responsible for online education courses. These tools are free or at low cost.
220.127.116.11 Our hosts in Vilnius are: the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Director General, Prof. Renalda Gaudaskas, and the Institute of Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University, Director, Prof. Arvydas Pacevicius.
18.104.22.168 The Session is jointly with the Asia & Oceania and the IT Section and proposals will be reviewed by representatives of the three sections.
22.214.171.124 The convener for the session is Cherie Bush, Family Search Org.
126.96.36.199 Tord and Bozena travel to Vilnius in January 2016 to meet our hosts and check the details
6.2 Theme for main session in Wroclaw is: “New insights at the intersection of genealogy and other professional communities – including librarians, archivists, historians, demographers, linguists and anthropologists”.
The activities of these communities tend to overlap through their work with similar sets of historical documents. Modern society presupposes cooperation between different sectors. Today’s users expect our libraries, archives, and other institutions with genealogical collections and interests to reflect this fact. These organizations should reach out, combining their specialized and inward-directed work with activities that cross institutional and disciplinary boundaries. More hybridization, in other other words. #Libraries in Society, #Capacity Building, #Cultural Heritage
We wish is to expand boarders between the genealogy and other professional communities and to introduce new and innovative connections, like DNA research and genealogy; we want also to show genealogy and local history from the perspective of children (outreach programs) and cooperation with the volunteer sector.
6.2.1.This session off-site session is hosted by the Lower Silesian Public Library (Dolnoslaska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego, in the Old City), Director: Andrzej Twyc.
6.2.2 Kate Cordes, New York Public Library, is the convener of the session; the form will be a series of “Lightning Talks”.
6.2.4 Bozena travelled to Wroclaw (13-18 November 2016), to check the details.
6.3 Project: ”Promoting Genealogy and Local History Collections using Social Media in Uganda”. #Libraries in Society, #Capacity Building, #Cultural Heritage Genloc will continue to support the project, it is based on the African/Special Collections, at Makerere University it is an example of a project used as a means to build national awareness, with an outreach program for pupils and young people, based on genealogy and local history.
6.3.1. Our colleagues: Agnes Namaganda, Haliimah Nabuuma and Monica Naluwooz, are responsible for the project. Monica had a presentation of the project under our session in Columbus.
6.4 Overview of Outreach Programs for youth in Africa #Capacity Building, #Libraries in Society, #Cultural Heritage
6.4.1 Collect the programs and publish it on IFLA web
188.8.131.52 Nikiwe Momoti, Archive Western Cape, South Africa, will be responsible for collecting the programs from South Africa and African Region.
6.5 Bring aspects developed in IFLA society to the communities # Libraries in Society, # Cultural Heritage
6.5.1 Post-conference in Wroclaw: “Libraries and places of heritage collections that can be of value for tourism”.
184.108.40.206 The conference host will be Olesnica, a small town of 35 thousand inhabitants, close to Wroclaw. The place was already known in 1230. It was long used as a private residence for Polish kings and preserves an impressive castle from 1616. A few years ago the public library in Olesnica was transformed into a culture center. The library and the town is on the official Library Visit Program for IFLA in Wroclaw 2017. During my trip to Poland I was lucky to meet the Mayor of Olesnica, and he is willing to sponsor such a conference at his place.
220.127.116.11 Bozena will convene the conference, which is planned in the Autumn 2017 or early in 2018.
6.6 Satellite Meeting WLIC 2018, at Penang, Malaysia
6.6.1 Define the theme relevant for the time and regional place.
6 .6.1.1 The Working group has been established: Chihfeng P.Lin (Taiwan), Takashi
Nagatsuka (Japan). Khoo Salme (Areca Books) will be the convener for the session.
BR 12th November 2016
Last update: 29 January 2019