United States Marine Band materials

United States Marine Band, also known as “The President’s Own,” was created on July 11, 1798 through an act of the United States Congress. The band is made up of active military officers and is part of the United States Marine Corps. It is the oldest military musical ensemble in the United States and the country’s oldest musical organization of

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FDLP LIBGUIDES

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) recently unveiled new libguides for researchers. FDLP LIBGUIDES currently features 16 different guides. Each guide contains government and some non-government resources relating to the topic. For example, the “America at War” libguide contains general information promoting federal resources that cover America’s military history. The guide is also grouped by periods (i.e. Early Conflicts, Civil War,

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Government Information Day 2018 Recap

On Thursday May 24th, the Indiana State Library hosted our 3rd Government Information Day (GID). This year’s theme was Advocacy, Research, and Collaboration. The Government Information Day events were created to promote the awareness of various government resources at the federal, state, and local level, and to inspire collaborative efforts among librarians, libraries, and government entities. This collaboration improves staff

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FDLP Modernization Act of 2018

Last month, a bipartisan bill was introduced to reaffirm the importance of free government information, as well as adopt new language to address the shift to more digital information content. The Committee on House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper introduced H.R. 5305, titled the FDLP Modernization Act of 2018: “a bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to ensure the

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Government Information Day 2018 Program Update**

The program for Government Information Day 2018 is finally set! This year’s event, hosted by the Indiana State Library, will feature 9 presentations, including a keynote address by Cynthia Etkin, Senior Program Planning Specialist in the Office of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office. This year’s theme is Advocacy, Research, and Collaboration. The one day conference is free to

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Research Guide – Public & Private Laws

  Public and Private laws: Public Laws – Most laws passed by Congress are public laws. Public laws, also referred to as federal statutes, affect society as a whole. Public laws citations include the abbreviation, Pub. L., the Congress Session number (e.g. 107), and the number of the law. For example: Pub. L. 107-006. Private Laws – Affect an individual,

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Government Information Day 2018: Advocacy, Research, & Collaboration

GID18 Registration Now Open Registration is now open for Government Information Day 2018: Advocacy, Research, and Collaboration (GID18). This one-day conference will be held Thursday May 24th, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The event is free to attend, and is a great learning opportunity for librarians, library staff, information professionals, and members of the public. GID18 will feature presentations

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Research Guide – Congressional Documents & Reports

Overview of Terms: Congressional Documents – Congressional documents originate from congressional committees and cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. Congressional documents, along with Congressional reports, are part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as

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Learning Opportunities for Government Information

The Indiana State Library (ISL) participates in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), serving as the regional depository for the state of Indiana. Being the regional depository means ISL collects all titles published by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). In addition to collecting titles, ISL employs a federal documents librarian to assist both patrons and fellow librarians with government information

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Free GPO Webinars

The Government Publish Office (GPO) produces free educational webinars geared toward government information. In December, GPO has three upcoming webinars for anyone to attend. Standard webinars last 60 minutes, and are LEU eligible. Closed captioning is also available for all webinars. In addition to the upcoming webinars, GPO archives previous webinars and webcasts for viewing through the FDLP Academy. The

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