Registration is now open for the IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section Workshop (Part 1) for highlighting experiences integrating local history and genealogy materials with K-12 students.

The Local History and Genealogy Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is hosting a virtual panel highlighting experiences introducing local history and genealogy research to K-12 students on August 16 from 8:00am to 9:30am CDT. The presentations will relate to the theme of the IFLA World Library Information Congress – Inspire, Engage, Enable, and Connect.

This event will be held virtually on August 16 from 8:00 am to 9:30am CDT as part of the two-day 2022 Virtual IFLA Local History and Genealogy Meeting.


“’S xUKILAM’ Collaborative Workshops on Using a Wide Range of Local Resources as Educational Materials in Schools”
Masao Oi
TRC-ADEAC Project Researcher
The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Tokyo, Japan

“Block by Block: Local History as American History, New Opportunities for Primary Research”
Elizabeth Fernandez
Director of Library & Information Services
Nightingale Bamford School
New York, New York USA

“Making History Personal: Engaging Youth in Family History”
Allison DePrey Singleton, MLS, MS
Acting Genealogy Services Manager
The Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne, Indiana USA

“Making Space: A Picture Gallery in a Virtual World”
Kerrie Shaw/Louise Riley
Heritage Collections Digitisation Specialist/Children’s Literacy Special
City of Newcastle Libraries
Newcastle, Australia

“Reaching Local Youth by Raising the Dead”
Mona Vance-Ali
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System
Columbus, Mississippi USA

“How to Be a History Detective”
Alicia Cerreto
Professional Historian
Melbourne, Australia

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock(at)