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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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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