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SWON News - Genealogy, Intro to Python, and The Quiet Approach

Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Wages
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Free Resources for Beginning Genealogy




Where do we come from? Researching our family history is becoming more popular with subscription services such as and 23andMe ancestry kits. But what if we don’t want to spend a fortune answering this question? How can we find our ancestors without costly subscriptions? How can I confirm that my ancestors were from (insert country) or that the stories my great aunt tells are true?

Knowing about free genealogy resources, both digital and physical, is one way to get started researching your genealogy. We all have a history and lack of funds should not be a barrier. 

Familiarize yourself with free websites and databases as well as local resources so that you can research your own history, help a patron research, or conduct a class on genealogy.

Emily Wages, MLIS
Emergent Trends & Technology Educator, SWON Libraries




  Beginning Genealogy: Free Resources
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
7/3/2019 - Online





Introduction to Python




The Cincinnati Chapter of the Special Libraries Association announces the first workshop in their new “Data Skills” series.  These affordable hands-on technical workshops aim to help Information professionals, archivists, librarians & others gain exposure to technologies in data manipulation, analysis & visualization.  Build up your skills – stay relevant & competitive!

Each workshop is a gentle introduction to the technology, and is led by a seasoned instructor. 

Beginners are welcome – no prior experience is required!  The series begins with an Introduction to Python.  Register here!




  Intro to Python
$15 for employees of SLA
$30 for non-members
5/30/2019 - CEAS Library (Engineering and Applied Science) Library
850 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio  45221





PCI Webinar - The Quiet Approach for Serving Customers




This interactive and informative program will give attendees the tools that they need to be more successful and in-control in their customer interactions. We will focus on the strengths of the “Quiet Approach” including active listening and thinking before speaking, while sharpening the skills needed to handle all customer situations with less anxiety and stress.

Can't attend on the date and time listed? Anyone who registers in advance for PCI Webinars will receive an archived copy of the presentation for later viewing. SWON provides PCI Webinars to our Supporting Members for free (and to Geographic Members and everyone else at a reduced price), so there's no reason not to register today! 




  FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
6/19/2019 - Online



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Coming up on the calendar...

  Please register for SWON & PCI events by the Friday before they take place

ALSC Webinar - Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library
Cost: FREE (an ALSC Event)
6/11/2019 - Online

SWON Executive Board Meeting
6/13/2019 - Blue Ash, Ohio

Effectiveness Institute Webinar - Making Difficult Conversations Easy
Cost: Free
- Online







Save the Date!

  Take note of these selected events in the coming weeks and months
  ALA Annual 
06/20/2019 - 6/25/2019 - Washington DC




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