Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
Libraries and Local History: You Can Do It, Too!
We will cover some key points on how a library can provide local history services and programs to the community. We will look at the basics behind creating a local history program and tour the exhibits at the Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum and visit the Roush Room for Local History at the Peninsula Library and Historical Society.
In the afternoon you will hear about the Cleveland Memory Project and the Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory. Crowd-sourcing local history in NE Ohio is possible through the Cleveland Memory Project and the Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory. Area libraries have utilized Cleveland Memory’s platform to mount their own photographs and other materials on-line, while the OOSI identifies the sculptures, statues and monuments of Ohio’s cities and towns with the help of local volunteers. Bill Barrow, Head of Special Collections at the CSU Library (Cleveland Memory’s home) and Chair of the Preservation Committee of The Sculpture Center (OOSI’s home), will profile some of those community partnerships and tell how local public libraries and individuals could participate.
Presenters: Randy Bergdorf, Director/Fiscal Officer Peninsula Library & Historical Society and Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum. Also Boston Township Trustee since 1988, Secretary of the Boston Township Hall Committee since 1990. B.A. in American Studies--Kent State- and Master's in Library Science--Kent State. Randy started as a Page at the Peninsula Library have served as Archivist/Curator, Fiscal Officer, and Director. He is also the co-author of Cuyahoga Valley (an Arcadia Publishing Company book) and member of the Subject and Special Collections Division for the Ohio Library Council.
William c. Barrow, M.A. M.L.S., Head of Special Collections, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University
A Cleveland native, Bill has been the Head of Special Collections since 1999 and was a co-founder of the Cleveland Memory Project in 2002. He holds Masters degrees in History from Cleveland State and in Library Science from Kent State. Once a Realtor in Arizona, his particular interests include the history of land subdivision and surveying and the maps so created.
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum 1775 Main Street Peninsula, OH 44264
There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities. We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc. It’s never too late to save your library money. NEO-RLS Memberships are pro-rated! Call us today to join.