As of October 1, 2011, Carol Magenau will assume the responsibilities of the Society's Library at Dennis Public Library, and will transition to that role with the valuable assistance of the long-serving Betsy Ferris and Brenda Hayes who have done a super job of developing and building the library collection and its services over the years.
Carol is retired from a 30-year career as an academic librarian, having served at Harvard Divinity School, Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, and most recently at Dartmouth College. She lives in her parents' retirement home in South Wellfleet, across the street from where her mother was born. Her mother, Polly, was CCGS President during the 1980's; thus, Carol comes by her genealogical interest naturally.
Carol reflects on genealogy as a pursuit today by pointing out that, while the help of computers is revolutionary compared to her mother's time, there is still an important place for printed materials and the unique unpublished resources in the CCGS collection in Dennis. She encourages all to explore what the library has to offer, and welcomes your comments and suggestions. All best wishes to you, Carol!
For updates and more information on the CCGS Library, check http://blog.capecodgensoc.org/search/label/CCGS%20Library.