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I attended the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago in July. Imagine 30,000 librarians in one place at one time! The stereotype of the little grey-haired lady wearing pince-nez and telling people to “Shush!” is way out of date. Modern librarians are vibrant, enthusiastic information providers who encourage their customers to use the facilities and to talk and exchange information, verbally and electronically. The exhibit hall for the ALA Conference was held in the mammoth McCormick Place, and there were hundreds of publishers and equipment vendors on hand. It appears that the publishing industry is alive and well, and that is great news for everyone.
Genealogy books are also being published in abundance as well. There are new books and revised editions coming out all the time. There are three excellent new books that I have had the opportunity to obtain recently, and I’d like to share information about them with you.
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