Diane K. Kovacs is a consultant, teacher, and librarian. She has nine years' experience teaching online in library schools, for both the University of Illinois and San Jose State University. An instructional designer and trainer, she has developed courses for public and academic librarians on technology usage, library instruction, web design, government documents, virtual reference, and electronic collection development. In 2000 she received the "Documents to the People" award from the Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).
- About the Author
This is not just another resource pointing you to the thousands of genealogical research sites on the Web. Instead, this dynamic text features the tips, techniques, and resources covered in Diane Kovac's popular workshops on how to efficiently unearth an amazing array of genealogical gold on the Web. Both amateur family-history sleuths and professional geneaologists have marveled at how useful the Web can be for those with the Kovacs know-how.
Included are URLs and passwords for informative Web-based activities, greatly enhancing the user-friendly quality of this book. Web forms for each activity allow you to report your progress and receive further tips from Ms. Kovacs. Learn when you'll have to travel and when you can research from home, how to involve others in your process, what resources and techniques to avoid, how to connect with experts and key libraries in the field, what tools and sites work best for the separate stages of the research process, and how to publish your own family history. Beginners, experts, librarians, and patrons--everyone has a treasure to uncover with the virtual hands-on help of Diane Kovacs!