National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, as well as ensuring all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. Celebrating its 17th year, this year’s theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The Cybersecurity & Infostructure Security Agency (CISA) has compiled tip

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Federal Depository Library Conference 2020

Registration is open for the 2020 virtual Federal Depository Library Conference. The four-afternoon conference, October 20-23, is the largest annual gathering of Federal depository librarians and colleagues in the country. This year’s keynote speaker will be Mr. David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. All afternoon sessions begin at 1 pm. Those interested in participating in a collaborative, informative, and

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Upcoming Webinar – Return to the Future: Your 2020 Census

The Indiana State Library continues to offer webinars on topics relating to government information. The next opportunity is this upcoming webinar: Return to the Future: Your 2020 Census – 1 LEU Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST Presented by:  Katie Springer, Coordinator and Librarian, Indiana State Data Center Program, Indiana State Library Description: Have we had time to

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BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH-RESOURCE GUIDE

Current as of August 3, 2020 Note: This is for information only. It is NOT legal advice. For legal advice, contact an attorney. FEDERAL LAW Finding Federal Law: USA.gov. Federal government information including links to the websites of departments, agencies and branches of government, good source for statutory and legislative materials. FindLaw. Browsable, searchable database offers U.S. Supreme Court opinions

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Western States’ Government Information Day

August is the ideal time to learn about government information and government information resources. In addition to Indiana’s Government Information Day conference happening next week, the Western States are also hosting a Government Information Day conference.  Their conference is free to attend. Held biennial, this two-day conference is hosted by Government Information Librarians in the Western States and open to

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Government Information Day 2020 Registration Open

Registration for Government Information Day is now open! Typically a one-day conference, GID2020 will now be a two-day virtual conference. The event features 7 different sessions relating to promotion of government information resources and literacy. Attendees are asked to register for each individual session of interest. Please contact Brent Abercrombie, babercrombie@library.in.gov, for any questions, or issues with registering for the

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Researching Land Patent Records

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) General Land Office Records (GLO) manages federal land records and offers an excellent resource for federal land records. Researchers desiring to establish the sale of federal land can search the online database using either the grantee’s name or the location of the land purchased. The following is written by a researcher detailing how land

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Coronavirus Scams

Fears of getting the Coronavirus has taken their toll on most of us, but now we also have to deal with scammers trying to use our fears for their financial advantage. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has some very good advice on how to protect yourself from these frauds. The FTC is a bipartisan federal agency whose mission is to

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Federal Agency Resources

With social distancing still in effect, it is harder to identify what help is available. Federal agencies are also continuing operations and updating content during this time. Accurate, reliable information is needed more than ever. The FDLP compiled a list of federal agencies who offer helpful relevant information for the general public. The links below represent a small percentage of

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