The Indiana State Library is committed to continuing education. Below are archived webinars designed for librarians to learn new information relating to government information. ISL has several more archived webinars on topics beyond government information at the continuing education portal. All webinars are eligible for LEUs.

For anyone interested in more government information themed webinars and webcasts, visit FDLP Training or FDLP Academy.

ISL Archived Webinars:

Energy Information Administration (EIA) Information Resources – The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s statistical branch. It produces information on historic, current, and emerging energy policy trends and developments in areas such as coal, electricity, natural gas petroleum, and renewable energy, documents state energy resources, and documents foreign government energy trends and developments which can affect U.S. energy policy and international security. This presentation will increase user’s knowledge of this agency’s valuable information resources at a time when energy prices and supplies are playing an important role in public debate on energy policy matters.
Presenter: Bert Chapman, Purdue University. Recorded 1/26/2023.

Government Resources for Children – From Ben’s Guide to Kids in the House, the federal government produces a wealth of resources for teachers, students, and parents. Learn about the various websites, lesson plans, and educational guides that are available from the U.S. government. This session will highlight and provide searching tips to discover free digital resources for educators to utilize. This webinar is hosted in partnership with Indiana’s Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO) to provide continuing education of government information. Presenter: Brent Abercrombie, Indiana State Library.

Researching with State and Federal Government Resources – Learn the ins and outs of searching for government information in the Indiana State Library’s collections and on government websites. This webinar is designed to provide an introductory overview for locating current or historical government information. Presenters: Brent Abercrombie and Andrea Glenn, Indiana State Library. Format: Archived YouTube Video.

Government Websites for Kids Webinar 12-4-2015 – This webinar covers some well-known and possibly not so well-known government websites for kids and young adults. Media specialists, children’s librarians, and parents will be able to use this information to share with patrons, kids, and young adults to help them navigate safe websites with useful information, resources, and games. This session introduces federal government Internet sources and how they can be applied to every area of life from consumer safety, education, money management, and more. Presenter: Kimberly Brown-Harden, Indiana State Library.