About the Program
Facebook for Genealogy
Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. Launched in 2004, it became available to the general public (ages 13 an over) in 2006. 79% of all U.S. adults who engage in online activities use Facebook (Pew Research Center). This reach in terms of geography, demographics, and usage makes it a powerhouse tool for genealogists. And it is free! Learn more about how individuals, societies, and professionals can get the most out of Facebook. The practical everyday uses cases presented will benefit those who are skeptical of Facebook, those still figuring their way around using it, and those with years of experience.
Colleen Greene has been using Facebook personally and professionally since 2005, and has been teaching classes on it since 2006.
About the Speaker
Colleen Greene, MLIS, is a librarian, web developer, and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters of Library & Information Science. Colleen is the Marketing Librarian & Digital Exhibits Specialist for the Pollak Library at California State University, Fullerton (formerly the Web Systems Librarian). She is also an instructor for the San Jose State University School of Information, for whom she teaches an online graduate-level course in genealogy.
Colleen is a lifelong Californian with expertise in California and Southwest U.S. history; conducting Mexican, Mexican-American, and Hispanic research; conducting archival research; working with digital archival systems; integrating web services; social media management; and managing social media, marketing, and communications for cultural heritage organizations
She publishes a professional blog, her family history blog, and a free monthly Hispanic research and heritage email newsletter.