Final Preparations Underway

Excitement is building for our first institute offering in about three weeks. A letter was sent out via email to all students which hopefully will answer questions about what to expect in your GRIP experience. If you did not receive it, please email us.

As usual there is some “movement” in the class rosters as conflicts arise for those who had hoped to come to GRIP. Although previously filled, one such opening is in the Intermediate course which is coordinated by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG. This promises to be an outstanding course where you not only learn about resources but discuss actual student problems. Paula is collecting those now from her students who should have received an email about what to send her.

There is also one spot in the German Research course in which John Humphrey, CG, introduces resources and skills needed to “cross the pond.” Reading the script, finding locations on maps, and using Internet sources are all part of this course. Church records, the backbone of German research, are discussed for two sessions as are Pennsylvania Germans presented for another two sessions. For a full class schedule and to read the introduction to the course please see the Courses menu tab.

Three seats are left in Problem-Solving with Online Repositories. This course, led by D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, will cover various types of libraries and archives and discuss the best and most efficient ways to get to the information buried “Beneath the Home Page.” This hands-on workshop course asks that you bring a laptop so that you are comfortable with the technology. A course of this style is very unique and it is unknown when it might be offered again.

All persons, including the general public, are invited to experience Maia’s Books store which will be set up in the College Square outside of the cafeteria from Monday evening, July 23, to Friday morning, July 27. Browse the online bookstore at and contact them to ask them to bring any books of interest (no obligation).

Have a happy and safe 4th of July.

— Elissa and Debbie

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