Genealogy Satellite Conference August 10-12, 2011

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stsjla_logoOrganizers of the upcoming Genealogy and Local History Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, along with the St. Thomas-St. John Library Association, will present a Satellite Conference, which will be held August 10-12, 2011.

Speaker/Panel sessions, study tours and receptions will focus on aspects of the theme "The Information Diaspora:  Innovating research and records custodianship for family history users" and include a great line-up of presenters and topics in one of the Caribbean's most beautiful destinations.

Speakers include:

Drs. Nolda Romer-Kenepa, National Archivist of the Curacao National Archives and CITRA Vice President for the International Council on Archives (ICA)

International Project Archivist Melanie Clifton Harvey who will speak on her recent experiences working on the British Library's Endangered Archives Project in the Turks and Caicos

Danish National Archives Archival Consultant and Historian Poul Olsen

George F. Tyson, President of the Virgin Islands Social History Associates and Project Manager for the St. Croix African Roots Project

Dominique Taffin, Archivist of the Archives Departementales de la Martinique and President of the Caribbean Regional Association of the ICA (CARBICA) (or her CARBICA designee) who will introduce the CARBICA Memory of the Islands: Gateway to Archival Networking (MIGAN) Project

Gayle Williams, Latin American and Caribbean Services Librarian and Co-Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (DLOC) at Florida International University

Ross Harvey, Visiting Professor at GSLIS Simmons College, and expert on digital curation

Asbjorn Hellum, National Archivist, Rigsarkivet (Danish National Archives)

Jeannette A. Bastian, Ph.D., Acting Dean, Professor and Director of the Archives Program at GSLIS, Simmons College

Vernon Paul Rood, Ph.D., Project Archivist, NARA

Full information on meeting venues, locations and optional tour packages may be found here http://db.tt/TWXsz8X.

You may also feel free to contact Satellite Meeting Coordinator Susan Lugo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any questions.

Susan Laura Lugo, C.A.
Territorial Coordinator for Archives
Government of the Virgin Islands
DPNR/Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
23 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, VI  00802
340-774-2362