Maps: Interpreting Current and Historical Resources (archived webinar)

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Event Details

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any time...day or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 

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Competency: Public Services Competencies

Sub-Category: Adult and Older Adult Services

For local history and genealogy lovers, maps are rich, but sometimes overlooked, sources of information. They can paint a vivid picture, offer rich insights, and fascinating stories, if you know what to look for.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will discover a variety of sources (both physical and digital) for accessing map data including:

o Sanborn Maps,

o Historical atlases, and

o USGS Maps

Attendees will also learn:

  • Tools and tips for analyzing the historical and community information maps contain
  • Applications for this information, including suggestions for handson learning activities and community projects.

While many of these resources are online, we’ll look at examples of digital and paper maps to uncover clues about the past and present including locations of railroads, changes in rivers and roads, and the growth of towns and cities.


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00


Event Type(s): Issues and Trends, Online Course, All
Presenter: Miriam Kahn
Jay Burton
(740) 384-2103

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