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Collaborative
Community
Outreach
Sabrina Riley, MILS, Union College
Judi Cook, Lincoln Lancaster Co. Genealogical Society
...
Union College
• Founded 1890-1891
• Affiliated with the
Seventh-day Adventist
Church
• Town of College View
founded simult...
Union College Heritage Room
• Photographs, diaries,
letters, minutes,
publications, films, and
more
• Focused on Union
Col...
Lincoln Lancaster County
Genealogical Society
Began in 1975 with cocoa, donuts and
conversation about genealogy. Our Found...
Resources were collected.
o
o
Acquisition of old newspapers NSHS
stored in the bunkers at Mead, NE 1979
Our first “Library”
Changes were made regarding the collection at the
Nebraska State Historical Society.
Chloe Foutz Hatched a Plan
A new home for unique & rare NSHS
books and the LLCGS collection.
• Why Union College?
– Community and
collaboration are c...
Cooperation commenced with a special event.
Proclamation for Genealogy Week May 1-7, 1983
Volunteers and staff worked together
• Ruth & Dave Mosby contributed computers and funding for the Online
Computer Library...
Marriage records on microfilm were
reviewed and original ledgers saved at
Union College.
LLCGS Archive
closet at the
Ella ...
The LLCGS archives include Lancaster County marriage
records, probate records, naturalization papers and the
original Sitt...
Forty years later….
How We Work Together Now
• New agreement approved November 24, 2014
– Union College
• Shelf space
• Circulation including ...
How We Work Together Now
• New agreement approved November 24, 2014
– LLCGS
• Acquisitions and gifts
• Collection Manageme...
The collection continues to grow in quality and
quantity with varied media representation from 50
states and other countri...
A summer 2015 collaboration included “sharing”
the skills of a student who entered LLCGS
holdings in the Union Catalog so ...
Informal Collaboration
• LLCGS makes financial gifts to the library each
year
• Referrals between Union’s Heritage Room an...
Library tours introduce community to
Union College Heritage Collection
A regional genealogy workshop at College View
Adventist Church included a visit to the library by
researchers from surroun...
Tours invite the community to visit the
Union College Library
May 2011 Library Tour
Sabrina Riley used Heritage Room items to add
interest, research techniques and preservation
information during Civil War ...
Sabrina Riley updated LLCGS members on
blogging, the library catalog interface, oral
interviews and using DNA.
http://fami...
Genealogists appreciate having access to the entire
Union College Library for research.
Some Union College books useful for our purposes include the
140+ volumes of the “War of the Rebellion” (Civil War),
encyl...
Training sessions encouraging the use of the library
are held in the community through weekly, monthly
and periodic progra...
LLCGS volunteers steer visitors to
Union collection which is especially
rich in resources related to history and
maps used...
LLCGS volunteers show pride in the
LLCGS library and enjoy the setting.
LLCGS members continue to work at the library
indexing, preserving, digitizing and sharing resources
on our website: www.L...
A writer’s group is thrilled with the space
provided for meeting to encourage writing
our personal stories.
LLCGS Members Use the Heritage
Room
• Union College Heritage
Collections
• Nebraska Memories
• Seventh-day Adventist
Obitu...
LLCGS and Union Library support each
other’s events.
Sabrina even used sewing skills to
make suffragette clothing and sashes.
Collaborated on World War I Program
Series 2014-2015
• Susie McClain –
Yesterday’s Lady
– 1914-1918 Clothing &
Lifestyles
...
College View Pathfinders
Local Genealogists can use the Union
College Library wifi to locate resources
helpful for their research and…..
Global researchers can find resources in
Union College by using LLCGS website:
www.LLCGS.info
Recently internationally acclaimed genealogist
Lisa Louise Cooke interviewed Sabrina Riley and
Cindy Cochran for a Genealo...
Websites
• Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society
– http://llcgs.info/
• Union College Heritage Collections –
http:...
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NCompass Live: Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy

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NCompass Live - April 20,2016
http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

Learn about the Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society's unique relationship with Union College Library's Heritage Room. These two special collections have different missions, but have discovered mutual benefits in working together to reach members of the community.

Presenters: Sabrina Riley, Library Director, Union College, Lincoln, NE & Judi Cook, Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society.

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NCompass Live: Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy

  1. 1. Collaborative Community Outreach Sabrina Riley, MILS, Union College Judi Cook, Lincoln Lancaster Co. Genealogical Society NCompass Live, April 20, 2016
  2. 2. Union College • Founded 1890-1891 • Affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church • Town of College View founded simultaneously
  3. 3. Union College Heritage Room • Photographs, diaries, letters, minutes, publications, films, and more • Focused on Union College, College View, and Mid America Union Conference of Seventh- day Adventist
  4. 4. Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society Began in 1975 with cocoa, donuts and conversation about genealogy. Our Founders:
  5. 5. Resources were collected. o o Acquisition of old newspapers NSHS stored in the bunkers at Mead, NE 1979
  6. 6. Our first “Library”
  7. 7. Changes were made regarding the collection at the Nebraska State Historical Society.
  8. 8. Chloe Foutz Hatched a Plan
  9. 9. A new home for unique & rare NSHS books and the LLCGS collection. • Why Union College? – Community and collaboration are core values – Name recognition for a new audience – Enhanced historical resources accessible to students
  10. 10. Cooperation commenced with a special event. Proclamation for Genealogy Week May 1-7, 1983
  11. 11. Volunteers and staff worked together • Ruth & Dave Mosby contributed computers and funding for the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) system for LLCGS Library
  12. 12. Marriage records on microfilm were reviewed and original ledgers saved at Union College. LLCGS Archive closet at the Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library
  13. 13. The LLCGS archives include Lancaster County marriage records, probate records, naturalization papers and the original Sittler card index.
  14. 14. Forty years later….
  15. 15. How We Work Together Now • New agreement approved November 24, 2014 – Union College • Shelf space • Circulation including community borrower cards • Security of the collection • Office and storage space • Cataloging – a joint effort
  16. 16. How We Work Together Now • New agreement approved November 24, 2014 – LLCGS • Acquisitions and gifts • Collection Management • Prep for cataloging • Processing after cataloging • Reimburse Union for processing supplies and a percentage of OCLC cataloging subscription
  17. 17. The collection continues to grow in quality and quantity with varied media representation from 50 states and other countries.
  18. 18. A summer 2015 collaboration included “sharing” the skills of a student who entered LLCGS holdings in the Union Catalog so they are searchable through WorldCat.
  19. 19. Informal Collaboration • LLCGS makes financial gifts to the library each year • Referrals between Union’s Heritage Room and LLCGS • Synergy in programming • Sharing equipment
  20. 20. Library tours introduce community to Union College Heritage Collection
  21. 21. A regional genealogy workshop at College View Adventist Church included a visit to the library by researchers from surrounding counties and states.
  22. 22. Tours invite the community to visit the Union College Library May 2011 Library Tour
  23. 23. Sabrina Riley used Heritage Room items to add interest, research techniques and preservation information during Civil War anniversary.
  24. 24. Sabrina Riley updated LLCGS members on blogging, the library catalog interface, oral interviews and using DNA. http://familyhistorygrapevine.blogspot.com/
  25. 25. Genealogists appreciate having access to the entire Union College Library for research.
  26. 26. Some Union College books useful for our purposes include the 140+ volumes of the “War of the Rebellion” (Civil War), encylopediae, and many “Who’s Who” volumes.
  27. 27. Training sessions encouraging the use of the library are held in the community through weekly, monthly and periodic programs and conferences. LLCGS members also lead SCC and OLLI classes.
  28. 28. LLCGS volunteers steer visitors to Union collection which is especially rich in resources related to history and maps used by genealogists.
  29. 29. LLCGS volunteers show pride in the LLCGS library and enjoy the setting.
  30. 30. LLCGS members continue to work at the library indexing, preserving, digitizing and sharing resources on our website: www.LLCGS.info
  31. 31. A writer’s group is thrilled with the space provided for meeting to encourage writing our personal stories.
  32. 32. LLCGS Members Use the Heritage Room • Union College Heritage Collections • Nebraska Memories • Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Index • General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Archives online • Local history artifacts
  33. 33. LLCGS and Union Library support each other’s events.
  34. 34. Sabrina even used sewing skills to make suffragette clothing and sashes.
  35. 35. Collaborated on World War I Program Series 2014-2015 • Susie McClain – Yesterday’s Lady – 1914-1918 Clothing & Lifestyles • David Wells – America and the Great War 1914-1918 (Popular music of the era) • Mike Mennard – Poetic Lines on the Front Lines: Exploring Poetry from WWI’s Soldier-poets
  36. 36. College View Pathfinders
  37. 37. Local Genealogists can use the Union College Library wifi to locate resources helpful for their research and…..
  38. 38. Global researchers can find resources in Union College by using LLCGS website: www.LLCGS.info
  39. 39. Recently internationally acclaimed genealogist Lisa Louise Cooke interviewed Sabrina Riley and Cindy Cochran for a Genealogy Podcast. The Genealogy Gems Podcast will alert researchers everywhere who use World Cat that there are resources to be found at Union College library.
  40. 40. Websites • Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society – http://llcgs.info/ • Union College Heritage Collections – http://cdm15913.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ • Union College Library – https://www.ucollege.edu/library • Family History Grapevine – http://familyhistorygrapevine.blogspot.com/

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