Twenty-five years ago, Janice Schultz took a part-time job at what was then called the Genealogy and Local History Department. That department then occupied about 3,000 square feet in the basement of the North independence Branch, sharing space with the periodicals. Never, Schultz says, did she envision that position would evolve into a full-time career involving genealogy, a subject she knew little about when she started.
Sine then, Janice Schultz received several promotions, eventually being named branch manager of Midwest Genealogy Center. Over the years, she helped the department expand and move (twice) until it became today's 52,000-square-foot Midwest Genealogy Center opened at 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, making it the largest free-standing public genealogy library in the United States.
“I never intended for it to be a career,” Schultz says, “but it became such a love that it has turned into a career.”
You can read more in an article by Adrianne DeWeese in The Examiner at http://goo.gl/tuoGw.