Government Information Day 2024

Save the Date: May 17, 2024!

Government Information Day conference will be returning to the Indiana State Library on Friday May 17th, 2024. The free conference will be a 1-day hybrid event (in person and some virtual sessions). This year’s Keynote Address Speaker will be Scott Matheson, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office. Each session, including the behind the scenes tour of the Indiana State Library, will be eligible for 1 LEU, allowing in-person attendees a chance to earn up to 4 LEUs. GID24 will have two registrations, both opening in March. One is for in-person attendance and the other for virtual attendance. All sessions will occur on the second floor of the Indiana State Library in either the History Reference Room or Indiana Authors Room. Parking validation available for attendees who park in the Senate Avenue parking garage directly across from the library and bring their ticket in for validation. Below is the schedule for the 2024 Government Information Day Conference. For any conference questions, please contact GID24 Planning Committee Chair Brent Abercrombie (babercrombie@library.in.gov). Please check back here on the conference page to find out the latest up to date information on GID24.

Government Information Day 2024 Program Schedule

GID 24 SCHEDULE

Program Titles & Descriptions

Concurrent Session 1 (9:30 – 10:30 AM)

1-A. Program Title: Legal Resources Roundtable

Description: Legal research and libraries….learn the dos and don’ts of legal research, along with learning about what content is available online and to whom. Have questions ready for this question-and-answer roundtable discussion with representation from Indiana Bar Association, courts, and clerks.

Presenters: Featured speakers still to be determined

1-B. Program Title: Escape Rooms, the Library of Congress, and YOU!

Description: The Indiana Young Readers Center is proud to announce new kits available for check-out to Indiana’s teachers and librarians. Indiana Escape Rooms (in a box!) focus on Indiana history, build on primary resources from the Library of Congress, and were developed with the help of a Teaching with Primary Sources Grant. Join this session to learn all about the kits, the TPS Grant, and the fantastic primary sources that await you in the Library of Congress’s collections.

Presenter: Suzanne Walker – Director – Indiana Center for the Book, Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian, Indiana State Library

Concurrent Session 2 – Keynote Address from Scott Matheson, GPO (11:00 – 12:00 PM)

Concurrent Session 3 (1:30 – 2:30 PM)

3-A. Program Title: Consumer Protection & Scam Prevention

Description: Consumer Protection & Scam Prevention Presentation will help you understand more about consumer protection and data privacy including identity theft, calls and text messages, security breaches, and some common scams as well as covering how to file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office and the process once a complaint is filed.  In addition to Consumer Protection & Scam Prevention you will also learn more about Unclaimed Property.

Presenter: Janice McHenry – Outreach Representative, Office of Attorney General Todd Rokita

3-B. Program Title: The ILOHI in Review: The History, Lessons, and Resources of the Indiana Legislative Oral History Initiative

Description: Learn the history of the Indiana Legislative Oral History Initiative (ILOHI) from its 2017 inception to its current online archive of interviews, transcripts, and helpful oral history resources. Marino and Baumann explore the lessons gleaned from over 80 interviews with former legislators and the ways in which ILOHI resources can be used in the classroom and for various educational programs.

Presenter: Dr. Michella Marino – Deputy Director, Indiana Historical Bureau & Ben Bauman – Oral Historian, Indiana Historical Bureau

Concurrent Session 4 (3:00 – 4:00 PM)

4-A. Program Title: GPO’s collaborations: Increasing access to and preservation of the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information

Description: The National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information is a geographically dispersed collection of Federal Government public information that is accessible to the public at no cost. No single Federal agency or library is able preserve and provide access to this massive collection of information. The U.S. Government Publishing Office utilizes various collaborations as tools to ensure the preservation of the National Collection and its ongoing accessibility. This presentation will share a brief history of GPO collaborations, the types of collaborations, and how they help to increase accessibility to the National Collection for all users.

Presenter: Suzanne Ebanues – Supervisory Management Analyst, Government Publishing Office

4-B. Program Title: Behind the Scenes Building Tour

Description: Go behind the scenes at the Indiana State Library and tour the library’s closed areas. Attendees will be able to see the innerworkings of the library, including the closed stacks, vault, conservation lab, and more. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and require walking up and down stairs.

Tour Guides: Indiana State Library staff