Thomas Ivie, the Wyoming State Library’s Research and Statistics Librarian, has been selected as a panelist at a session of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver in February. He’ll be on the Newspaper Digitization Panel that will be held from 9:15-10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 9. Also serving on the panel will be Michael Church, Kansas Historical Society; Leigh Jeremias, Colorado State Library; and Sarah Quimby, Minnesota Historical Society.
The event is part of the day-long RUSA Genealogy Institute sponsored by ProQuest that will explore diverse topics in genealogy and genealogy research. These will include highlighting local sources of archival and genealogical information; genealogy research training for non-genealogy librarians; new genealogical and historical databases and resources; new trends in genealogical research — including new technologies; using DNA testing to overcome genealogical roadblocks; and other hot topics in areas of genealogy, history and archives.
Thomas is the WSL’s coordinator for Wyoming Newspapers, a digitized collection of local newspapers dating back to 1849 with more than 340 titles and over 800,000 pages of content. Recently, he put together the content for the Heart Mountain Japanese-American Internment Camp digital exhibit.