Maps: Interpreting Current and Historical Resources (webinar)

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

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 hands
    -on 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: 
Issues and Trends
Online Course
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:30 to 11:30