Batavia Library recognized for developing history website
George H. Scheetz and Stacey Peterson, director and Adult Services manager, respectively, at Batavia Public Library, accepted the Reference Services Award Tuesday during the 2012 Illinois Library Association’s annual conference in Peoria.
The Library was recognized for its partnership with the Batavia Historical Society in creating BataviaHistory.org,
a website that provides catalogs and indexes of local history materials owned by the Library and the Batavia Depot Museum; articles; and the Historical Society’s newsletters from 1960 to date in searchable full-text. The website, launched in 2011, is hosted and maintained by the Library, and is available free of charge to researchers worldwide.