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Dear Library Administrator, I am conducting a survey of careers for professional genealogists in the Information Services field for a school

Dear Library Administrator, I am conducting a survey of careers for professional genealogists in the Information Services field for a school assignment. Could you please spare one minute to answer five simple questions to assist me in my research assignment? 1)Do you have a genealogy specialist in your library? 2)Is genealogy research information a frequently requested item in your library? 3)Do you wish more/any of your librarians (or technicians/assistants) had genealogy specialization? 4)If your library employs a genealogy specialist, what is the minimum level of education you require to be employed at your center? 5)Are there other services you wish genealogy specialists would also be knowledgeable about? Thank you sincerely for your time. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Best Regards, Wendi Wong Student Salt Lake Community College; wwong@bruinmail.slcc.edu
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Answers to your questions....

1)Do you have a genealogy specialist in your library? Yes. 

2)Is genealogy research information a frequently requested item in your library? Yes. 

3)Do you wish more/any of your librarians (or technicians/assistants) had genealogy specialization? Yes.  

4)If your library employs a genealogy specialist, what is the minimum level of education you require to be employed at your center? MLS 

5)Are there other services you wish genealogy specialists would also be knowledgeable about? The bulk of our print and microfilm genealogy resources are located on the third floor of our Main Branch location downtown. It helps to have genealogist specialists who are tech savvy and particularly familiar with the use of scanners, microfilm, and flash drives. Any genealogy specialist who works here would also be expected to be able to assist patrons with any sort of library related question regardless of whether it was genealogy related or not. So they need to be well rounded in a variety of subject areas.

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