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Registration Open: Government Information Day Conference, Virtual Attendance
Registration is now open for virtual attendance for the 2024 Government Information Day Conference on Friday, May 17, 2024. Government Information Day, or GID, is a free biennial conference for librarians interested in learning about Government resources and improving information literacy. 

The conference will be held both in person at the Indiana State Library and virtually through Zoom. Below are the registration links to virtual sessions through Zoom.

  • The ILOHI in Review: The History, Lessons, and Resources of the Indiana Legislative Oral History InitiativeLearn the history of the Indiana Legislative Oral History Initiative (ILOHI) from its 2017 inception to its current online archive of interviews, transcripts, and helpful oral history resources. Dr. Michella Marino and Ben Baumann will explore the lessons gleaned from over 80 interviews with former legislators and the ways in which ILOHI resources can be used in the classroom and for various educational programs. 
  • Escape Rooms, the Library of Congress, and YOU!The Indiana Young Readers Center is proud to announce new kits available for check-out to Indiana’s teachers and librarians. Indiana Escape Rooms (in a box!) focus on Indiana history, build on primary resources from the Library of Congress, and were developed with the help of a Teaching with Primary Sources Grant. Join this session to learn all about the kits, the TPS Grant, and the fantastic primary sources that await you in the Library of Congress’s collections.
  • GPO’s collaborations: Increasing access to and preservation of the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information: The National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information is a geographically dispersed collection of Federal Government public information that is accessible to the public at no cost. No single Federal agency or library can preserve and provide access to this massive collection of information. The U.S. Government Publishing Office utilizes various collaborations as tools to ensure the preservation of the National Collection and its ongoing accessibility. This presentation will share a brief history of GPO collaborations, the types of collaborations, and how they help to increase accessibility to the National Collection for all users.

Overview of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants, Research, and Policy Work 
April 11, 2024 2:00 pm EDT until April 11, 2024 3:00 pm EDT

Learning outcomes: This webinar will provide an overview of the largest Federal funder of libraries, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Whether through its Grants to States program, direct grants from IMLS, or national-level initiatives, research, and policy, participants will learn about available opportunities and how to get started.  

Upcoming Webinars

Library of Congress

Join Us for our next Foreign, International, & Comparative Law Webinar, “Is Your Data Safe When Traveling? – Data Protection Laws in Italy,” on 4/18 at 2 pm.

We hope you can join us for our next foreign, international, and comparative law webinar, “Is Your Data Safe When Traveling? – Data Protection Laws in Italy,” on April 18th at 2 pm Eastern Time. Please register here.

Recording Available--Chronicling America “Turning Points in History”

In case you missed it, the video recording from the September 6 webinar "Chronicling America 'Turning Points in History'" is available.

Join Library of Congress Reference Librarian Amber Paranick and Digital Conversion Specialist Mike Saelee to learn how to search for primary source materials in Chronicling America, a free digital collection of over 20 million pages from American newspapers published between 1770 and 1963 for National History Day research. The presentation caters to this year’s theme, "Turning Points in History," and will discuss the collection, its search interface, how to navigate the challenges of working with historic newspapers, and additional resources to assist students and educators. Chronicling America is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

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Recorded Webinars

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Help I'm and Accidental Government Information Librarian

The Government Documents Round Table welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.  These sessions will be recorded and made available after the live sessions on our The Help! Webinars YouTube Channel.