GPO Visits Indiana Libraries

Last week, staff from the Government Publishing Office (GPO) visited libraries from around the state. Thirty-two libraries in Indiana participate in the Federal Documents Library Program (FDLP), a program that ensures public access to information published by the federal government. The Indiana State Library serves as Indiana’s Regional Depository, which means the library collects everything published by GPO. The other

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April marks the start of Autism Awareness Month. 1 in 68 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. State and federal government agencies provide extensive information to educate and improve autism awareness. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides a thorough overview

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Researching with State & Federal Government Resources Webinar

The Indiana State Library is pleased to share a recent webinar given by Federal Document Coordinator Brent Abercrombie and State Documents Coordinator Andrea Glenn titled Researching with State & Federal Government Resources. The webinar provides an introduction to the size and scope of government information that is produced. Brent and Andrea cover many state and federal resources and websites. The webinar was targeted towards librarians

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African American History Month

February is Black History Month, I wanted to highlight a couple government resources that provide a wealth of information relating to the history and the cultural and societal impact of African Americans in our country. AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth.gov, a web-portal collaboration project between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution,

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Free GPO Webinars

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) just announced their list of upcoming free webinars for the month of December. For library science students, librarians, or anyone interested in learning about new government information resources, I recommend taking the time to look over their list of topics. Follow the link below. https://www.fdlp.gov/news-and-events/2814-jingle-all-the-way-with-free-webinars-from-gpo-this-december Anyone interested in finding out about upcoming news, events, or

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DLC Recap – Successful Transition Planning

Last week, the Federal Depository Library Program and Government Publishing Office hosted the Depository Library Council conference in Washington DC. The two and half day conference covers a variety of timely topics, issues, and policies relating to government information and FDLP/GPO. I was fortunate enough to be a presenter at this year’s conference. My talk, Making it Happen Together: Demonstrating

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GAO Watch Blog

Government Accountability Office (GAO) serves as a “fiscal watchdog” that seeks to improve the financial performance of the federal government, and ensure accountability to Congress and the American people. GAO’s provides Congress with fact-based, nonpartisan information aimed to improve the federal government’s efficiency and ensure accountability for the benefit of the country. Over the years, the agency has earned a reputation

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Youth.gov

Starting June 30, findyouthinfo.gov officially changes to youth.gov. Youth.gov was created by the Inter-agency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) that support programs and services focusing on youth. The site is designed to engage with youth to promote change, implement evidence-based & innovative programs, and locate program funding in your local community. Explore 26 different topics, read personal accounts of

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U.S. House of Representatives: History, Art, & Archives

The U.S. House of Representatives History, Art, & Archives websites provides a wealth of information for anyone researching its history (or any U.S. Representative). The site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House’s Office of Art and Archives. It contains a wide variety of information (beyond what is provided by the Biographical Directory of

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