GID22 Conference Schedule

Registration: Great Hall
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks: History Reference Room 211
9:15-9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 1: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Session 1-A: History Reference Room 211
Quick Guide and Helpful Resources to Homeschooling in Indiana

Thinking about homeschooling in Indiana? Join this session for some brief guidance on transitioning to homeschooling in the Hoosier state. Looking for some awesome (free) resources to help you on your way? We’ve got you covered with info on civics, science, language and more! (TLEU Eligible)
Presenter: Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library

Session 1-B: Indiana Authors Room 203
Learning to Love Federal Documents

How do you get library staff excited about working with government publications? Staff from the U.S. Government Publishing Office will discuss how to get librarians interested in and comfortable with government documents. Examples will cover Federal Depository Library Program promotion, government information reference and common myths. The session will also include tips training for those who do not work directly with the FDLP.
Presenter: Katherine Pitcher, Government Publishing Office

Break 10:30-11:00 a.m. (Conflict Free – Go Meet with Conference Vendors)

Session 2 – Keynote Address: History Reference Room 211
11:00-11:55 a.m.
Presenter: Hugh Halpern, Director, U.S. Government Publishing Office

Lunch on Your OwnLunch Options Nearby
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Board Room 401: Lunch with a Government Documents Coordinator
Looking to chat informally with a gov doc librarian? Join us in the Indiana State Library Board Room to enjoy an informal lunch and conversation with a government documents librarian. Just be sure to pack your own lunch or grab a bite to go and join us in Room 401. Meet at the ISL registration table in the Great Hall for directions.

Concurrent Session 3: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Session 3-A: History Reference Room 211
Swinging into the 1950s! NARA Releases the 1950 Census

Explore the 1950 census and discover the socio-political and cultural universe of mid-century Indiana! Can you solve your family mystery with the new census release? What was the racial diversity like in your grandparents’ neighborhood? How many TVs were in their neighborhood? Answer these and other questions in this informative session. Put on your vintage thinking fedoras!
Presenters: Katie Springer and Jamie Dunn, Indiana State Library

Session 3-B: Indiana Authors Room 203 Gateway to U.S. Government Science Information
Sponsored by INDIGO

Learn how to find U.S. scientific and technical government information online. This session covers using, a portal offering free access to U.S. scientific and technical information from 13 federal agencies. Discover databases, collections, publications and amazing multimedia and science education (STEM) resources published or funded by the U.S. government! Session includes a guide to resources. (TLEU eligible)
Presenter: Andrea Morrison, Indiana University

Break 2:30-3:00 p.m. (Conflict Free – Go Meet with Conference Vendors)

Concurrent Session 4: 3:00-3:55 p.m.

Session 4-A: History Reference Room 211
State Documents in the Indiana State Library Digital Collections

This program will show the various state documents in the Indiana State Library’s Digital Collections and those that the Indiana State Library has contributed to Internet Archive. It will include materials from the Legislature and various Indiana state agencies. (TLEU eligible)
Presenter: Chris Marshall, Indiana State Library

Session 4-B: Indiana Authors Room 203
Sustainable Strides: Efforts and Open Resources toward Environmental Preservation

This session will provide an overview of the strides Indiana has taken to becoming a more environmentally sustainable state. From its roots as a coal hub, Indiana and local governments have initiated movements to safeguard our state. This presentation will trace Indiana’s history and progress of government entities to preserve our natural environment. Attendees will learn online resources and discover new techniques to research environmental sustainability topics in Indiana like renewable energy, crop rotations, recycling and other green strides occurring near you.
Presenter: Emily Alford, Indiana University

Closing Remarks: History Reference Room 211
4:00-4:15 p.m.

Government Information Day 2022 Presenters