Thursday, June 6, 2013

SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 8 June: Rick Crawford on "The New Library and You"

The San Diego Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, June 8th is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The meeting is at St. Andrews Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., just south of Jackson Drive) in San Diego, California.

The program speaker will be Rick Crawford, on "The New Library and You."

The new San Diego Public Library in downtown San Diego will be the focus of Rick Crawford's presentation.  He will give the history of the library and provide context to our current library and its collections.  Rick will show some historical photos and current photos of the new facility.

Rick will discuss the Special Collections, which will include images of the new genealogy area.  Though books and materials are not scheduled to move into the building until late July, Rick will show the reading room, the shelving and work areas, and talk about volunteer opportunities.

Rick Crawford is the Supervisor of Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library.  He is the former Archives Director at the San Diego Historical Society, where he also edited the Journal of San Diego History.  Born in Long Beach, he has been a San Diegan since 1973.  He has degrees in History from San Diego State University and Library Science from San Jose State University.  As a historian and archivist, Rick has written extensively on local history, including articles for the San Diego Union-Tribune and the books:  Stranger Than Fiction: Vignettes of San Diego History and The Way We Were in San Diego.

The information above was obtained from the SDGS Newsletter for June 2013.

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