Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Want to Adopt A State?

If you do, we have several opportunities for you to consider. These states still need to be adopted: Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

If you choose to adopt one of these states, you will be expected to tend to that states portion of the stacks in the genealogy collection at the library. Once or twice a month you should "read the shelves" in that state area to ensure that books have been filed in the correct order--after all, a mis-filed book is essentially a lost book. You will also see to it that the state area is straightened up and that the books in that section have the appropriate state sticker attached.

It's a pretty simple job, but one that is tremendously important to researchers trying to find a reference book.

If you are interested in this type of volunteer work, contact me at pgsfla@yahoo.com and put Adopt-A-State in the subject line of the email.

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