Presenters & Exhibitors
GID2020 Program: Presenters, Titles, and Descriptions:
Presenter: Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library
Title: Legal Research Basics for Librarians
Description: This presentation will help you answer legal research questions from patrons and will also help you assist patrons who are doing their own legal research. Starting with an overview of different types of legal authority we will distinguish between primary and secondary authority. Then we will look at strategies and tools for finding state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law. Paying special attention to Indiana materials we will demonstrate how to use a variety of free websites to conduct legal research on-line. We conclude with tips for how to stick to conducting legal research and avoid providing legal advice.
Presenter: Charles Hyde, President and CEO, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Title: Harrison’s Republic & the Spirit of Democracy
Description: “An American citizen could not be a good citizen who did not have a hope in his heart.” With this ringing invocation, the 23rd President called the United States of America to higher purpose, and helped set it on course for the modern era. While his signal leadership is under known, there is no mistaking his spirited advocacy of some of the most important policies that have come to define our country legally and spiritually over the past century. The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site carries on this legacy in innovative, impactful, and engaging ways, with unexpected relevance to conversations our country is having today.
Presenter: Melissa Widhalm, Operations Manager, Purdue Climate Change Research Center
Title: What does climate change mean for Indiana?
Description: Our climate shapes our lives. The ways we build our roads, manage our farms, move our water, and use energy are all influenced by our unique Indiana climate. But our climate has been changing, and it will continue changing in ways that affect our productivity, our safety, and our livelihoods. We need to know what climate change means for Indiana. Led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) provides the latest scientific research to help Hoosiers understand and prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. This presentation will highlight results from the IN CCIA analysis.
Presenter: Chandler Lighty, State Archivist, Indiana State Archives
Presenter: Katie Springer, Data Center Librarian, Indiana State Library
Title: Data.Census.Gov Tutorial
Description: In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau launched data.census.gov to replace American FactFinder. Date Center Librarian, Katie Springer will provide an overview of the new website, and its new features.
Presenter: Bert Chapman, Government Information, History, and Political Science Librarian, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies
Title: Publicly Available Information Resources on U.S. National Security
Description: This presentation will describe how to find and use publicly available information resources. It will stress the constitutional foundations of U.S. National security policy and present examples of U.S. national security literature through annual defense spending bills, materials from U.S. armed service branches, congressional oversight committees, and various intelligence agencies.
Presenter: Indiana Management Performance Hub
Indiana Archives and Records Administration
Indiana Department of Local Government and Finance
Indiana Coalition for Open Government
Indiana Secretary of State
Indiana Management Performance Hub
DNR – State Parks
Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO)
Indiana Education Savings Authority