Benson Memorial Library, Libraries, Local History & Genealogy

The Fabric of Our Families: Our journey in Local History & Genealogy Services

Local History & Genealogy services were definitely not on my mind when I arrived at the Benson Memorial Library in 2015. To me, those services were something that local historical societies excelled in, not the public library. I have, like most things, been proven wrong the more time went on and this wasn’t any different.… Continue reading The Fabric of Our Families: Our journey in Local History & Genealogy Services

Benson Memorial Library, Libraries, Local History & Genealogy

A Neat Local History and Genealogy Story

Every library out there has their specific “things” that they’re good at. Those things are the core of who you and and what you do, and no matter what path your library takes you should always have you focus on them. At the Benson Memorial Library in Titusville, PA, we’ve got three things: excellent small… Continue reading A Neat Local History and Genealogy Story

Benson Memorial Library, Libraries, Library Director, Local History & Genealogy, Titusville, PA

Building a Digital Local History Collection Together

Coming Soon to @BensonMemLib: High Quality Scanning for the public. pic.twitter.com/EDWsC9aTbo — Justin Hoenke (@JustinLibrarian) October 9, 2017 Patrons will have the option to scan just for themselves or to make copies to add to our new digital collection. — Justin Hoenke (@JustinLibrarian) October 9, 2017 The thought here is that together with the community… Continue reading Building a Digital Local History Collection Together