The IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section held a workshop webinar for highlighting experiences integrating local history and genealogy materials with K-12 students. This event was 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. 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 . The presentations relate to the theme of the IFLA World Library Information Congress – Inspire, Engage, Enable, and Connect. The Workshop was moderated by Jennifer Brannock.

The Video on the IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section Workshop (Part 1) was uploaded  at the IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section’s YouTube Channel. Please take a look at the video.


“’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