Introducing the Government and Heritage Library Academy!

Monday, April 6, 2020

We are excited to be launching the Government and Heritage Library Academy!

What is the Government and Heritage Library Academy?

The Government and Heritage Library Academy is a learning management system powered by Niche Academy with many different tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. Each tutorial is a robust learning experience, complete with video lessons, activities, and quizzes, so it’s like being enrolled in an online course.

With one big difference: It’s completely free to use! And you don’t even need a library card!

Some of the available tutorials in the Government and Heritage Library Academy

We get that you can’t always get to the library for a one-on-one tutorial on the basics of genealogy or all of our different resources. Or maybe you get home from the library and realize you have more questions or run into an issue you didn’t expect. That’s where the Government and Heritage Library Academy comes in. You’ll find tutorials on whatever subject you’re working with so you can get your questions answered, learn new techniques and skills, and master a new topic on your own time.

Genealogy tutorial landing page

Get Started Now!

Find a link to the Government and Heritage Library Academy under the “Reference” tab in the Online Resources section of our website (or click here!) There is a selection of tutorials available now, but keep an eye out, because we’re currently working on even more content.

Want to get started tutorials right away? Check out some of these useful tutorials:

  • Genealogy—Are you new to genealogy? Have you always wanted to trace your family tree but just aren’t sure where to start? Then this is the tutorial for you! Learn more about the census, different types of records, and how to research diverse populations’ family histories!
  • Fold3 – Remembering Veterans Through Military Records—Fold3 is a powerful tool for genealogical research. Learn how to use it here.
  • Digital Public Library of America—Want to explore library resources available online through different institutions? This tutorial will give you more information about just that.
  • ProQuest U.S. Newsstream—Get more information about searching newspapers available through ProQuest.
Stephen Ashley, User Experience Librarian