Library must serve citizens first


While it may not seem like an important issue to many citizens, the Genealogical Society of East Alabama and its quest to change the organizational system used in the genealogical section of the Cooper Library is important to each and every one of us.

While we all don’t take advantage of Cooper’s excellent genealogical resources, we have the availability to do so and have ample resources and materials from which to glean our families’ histories in this and many other areas.

Er… that is if we can find them.

Having perused the aisles of the genealogical section ourselves, we can agree with the GSEA’s assertions the section is difficult to navigate for anyone not entirely familiar with the Dewey system.

Counties are arranged alphabetically by region. Once you get your head around that, you can attempt to understand how Winston County could be located several shelves above Dale County.


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