Government Information Day 2022

Registration is now open for Government Information Day 2022. This free 1-day in-person conference on Friday May 20, 2022, will be held at the Indiana State Library. GID22 will feature presentations on topics relating to state, federal, and census data information. This year’s theme is Building Connections. Discovering .GOV, and features speakers from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), Indiana University Wells Library, and Indiana State Library. The keynote speaker for GID22 is GPO Director Hugh Halpern, the agency’s chief executive officer.

Government Information Day 2022 Program

Conference Schedule

Registration: Great Hall

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Welcome: 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: 11:00-11:55 a.m.

Keynote Address: History Reference Room 211
Presenter: Hugh Halpern, Director, U.S. Government Publishing Office

Lunch on Your Own Lunch Options (Indiana Historical Society’s Stardust Café is Closest to the ISL)

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Networking Opportunity
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.

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.

See below for ISL maps.

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Government Information Day 2022 Presenters

Full List of GID22 Presenters
Keynote Address

Hugh Halpern, Director, Government Publishing Office (GPO)

List of Confirmed Presenters

Emily Alford, Indiana University – Indiana’s History of Environmental Sustainability

Jamie Dunn, Indiana State Library – Swinging into the 1950s! NARA Releases the 1950 Census

Chris Marshall, Indiana State Library – Indiana State Documents Digital Collections Overview

Andrea Morrison, Indiana University – Gateway to U.S. Government Science Information

Kate Pitcher, Government Publishing Office – Learning To Love Government Documents

Katie Springer, Indiana State Library – Swinging into the 1950s! NARA Releases the 1950 Census

Suzanne Walker, Indiana State Library – Quick Guide and Helpful Resources to Homeschooling in Indiana

List of Exhibitors

CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan

FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning

FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Indiana Archives and Records Administration

Indiana Arts Commission

Indiana Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health

Indiana Department of Labor

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Geographic Information Office

INDIGO (Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations)

Indiana Public Retirement System

Indiana State Climate Office

Indiana Statehouse Tour Office

Midwestern Regional Climate Center – National Weather Service (Indianapolis office)

Office of Attorney General Todd Rokita

Indiana State Library Floor Maps

(ISL First Floor)

(ISL Second Floor)

Food Options Near Indiana State Library

Lunch is on your own. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. There are several dining options available that are within walking distance. Please see the Visit Indy Dining options PDF below.

Visit Indy – Downtown Indianapolis Restaurants

Parking Options

Registered attendees of GID22 can park in the State Employee Parking Garage (Senate Ave. Garage) and have their tickets validated at the Registration Desk. Attendees can also park at the surface lot of the Indiana Historical Society. Attendees who eat lunch at the Stardust Terrace Café (min $7) can get their parking validated as well.