I attended the Support Staff and Circulation Services conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin last week. I really enjoyed all of the sessions I attended but one piqued my interest so much I spent way to much time later that night exploring.
Barry McKnight works in the La Crosse Public Library Archive Department and he presented a session on "Local History Programming and Partnerships". One of their programs, "Dark La Crosse", sounded like something I would want to do as a tourist. As I was researching the LPL Archives and Local History Department's webpage, I kept finding new and interesting links to investigate and, as I said, spent waay too much time exploring.
But my favorite was "Find a Grave". How cool is that? Instead of driving and walking and writing to various municipal clerk offices you can plug in a name, or a cemetery or add photos or ..... The last time I was at our family's cemetery I couldn't locate my maternal grandmother's gravesite. And my Mom and my Aunts couldn't remember either. But with the use of this tool I found the section, lot and space number.
I love technology.