Local Librarian Wins Genealogy Award

Independence, MO -- Branch Manager Janice Schultz will be awarded the Genealogical Publishing Company Award from the Reference and User Association, a part of the American Library Association. Schultz, who is also the Genealogy Librarian of the Midwest Genealogy Center, is receiving this award in recognition of her professional achievement in genealogical reference.

Janice Schultz, who will retire this month, has worked for the Mid-Continent Public Library system since 1987. She became the Genealogy Librarian/Branch Manager of the Midwest Genealogy Center in August 2001. She has served as the Chair of the History Section of American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Division and is also President of the Missouri State Genealogical Association.

Schultz is the author of Finding Your Roots: Easy-To-Do Genealogy and Family History, to be released by Huron Street Press in September 2013. In this informative book, she offers advice and encouragement to those who are eager to uncover their family history. Schultz shows how a soundly researched family history can enhance an individual’s understanding of war, hardship, and larger historical events.

Midwest Genealogy Center The Midwest Genealogy Center is one of the nation's preeminent resources for family history, providing access to almost three-quarters of a million on-site materials. The Center features 52,000 square feet of space to house all the resources and technology genealogists need to research.

Access Your World Mid-Continent Public Library is the largest library system in the Kansas City metropolitan area, operating 34 libraries and serving over 770,000 people in Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties. The Library strives to provide exceptional customer service and expanding access to materials, programs, and technology including a world class genealogy and family history library.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2013 Contact Information: Jessica Ford Public Relations Coordinator Mid-Continent Public Library 816.503.4187 jford@mymcpl.org

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