Celebrating Constitution Day

September 17-23 is recognized as Constitution Week. Each September, Federal depository libraries across the Nation celebrate Constitution Day with special events, library displays, and promotion via library websites and social media. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17th, 1787. While the anniversary of the signing is recognized yearly, it was not until

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2021 DLC Fall Conference

Registration is now open to attend the Fall 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference. The event will once again be held virtually October 18th to the 20th. The conference is free to attend and offers attendees the opportunity to take part in meetings of the Depository Library Council, network with GPO staff and fellow depository librarians from across the Nation, and

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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

The Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of Congress. Researchers can look up anyone who has served in Congress by their name, position, state, party, year, or Congress. The directory, first published in 1859, contains valuable information about the more than 13,000 individuals who have served in Congress. The publication

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Child Tax Credit Rollout Begins

The first monthly payment of the Child Tax Credit were issued today. Parents will receive monthly payments from July to December, which total half the credit amount and will claim the other half on their 2021 income tax return. Payments will either be directly deposited to your bank account or mailed to your residence. The monthly amount for children age

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Child Tax Credit & Congressional Research Service Reports

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will get implemented soon. Starting July 15, and continuing monthly, many American families will be eligible to receive $3,600 per qualifying child under age 6 and receive $3,000 per child age 7 to 17. According to the IRS, “the credit for qualifying children is fully refundable, which means that taxpayers can benefit from the

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. In 1981 Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated annually the second week of March.

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Indiana State Library and Locating Government Information

The Indiana State Library provides services and expertise on a variety of subjects to Hoosiers across the state. One subject ISL can help patrons is locating federal information. The state library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which is a government program created to make U.S. federal government publications publicly available at no cost. There are 33 libraries

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National Diabetes Month 2020

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the country. It is estimated that 30.3 million people in the U.S., roughly 9.4 percent of the population, have diabetes. This year’s theme focuses on youth who have diabetes. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) created a toolkit with resources

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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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