Upcoming GPO Webinars!

There are numerous continuing education opportunities upcoming on topics relating to government information and resources. GPO, through the FDLP Academy, continues to host free webinars. Here’s a list of some upcoming webinars that are free to attend and LEU eligible. The 1950 Census – (Thur. March 23) Federal decennial population census records provide a snapshot of families and individuals at

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#GovLove and Valentines

Saint Valentine’s Day, Feast of Saint Valentine, or simply Valentine’s Day, February 14th is the annual celebration of friendship, love, and romance……and government information. The federal government offers a surprising amount of fun, interesting, and engaging resources related to a holiday that can be traced back to 1493. Performance.gov hosts an annual #GovLove Valentines campaign each February that highlights great

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is the government’s premier, and nationally recognized, source for career information. The OOH provides information on what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, wages, and expected job prospects for more than 300 occupational profiles covering roughly 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy. The

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Depository Library Conference Wrap-up

Last week the U.S. Government Publishing Office held their annual Depository Library Conference. The three day virtual conference featured sessions highlighting a variety of topics highlighting government document projects, government resources, and engaging communities. Anyone disappointed in missing the conference are in luck, as every session was recorded and available to view. This year’s conference had a strong presence from

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U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Names Indiana State Library as 2022 Federal Depository Library of the Year

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) names Indiana State Library as the 2022 Federal Depository Library of the Year. The library was selected for its excellent promotion and preservation of Government information and for its programs that improve awareness and literacy of Government information. The library began collecting Federal documents when it opened in 1825, and the collection has been growing ever

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2022 Federal Depository Library Conference

The Federal Depository Library (FDL) conference, host by the Government Publishing Office (GPO), takes place virtually October 17-19. The free, three day, conference kicks off Monday afternoon (12:30 – 5:00 PM). DLC is the largest annual gathering of fed doc librarians and colleagues in the country. Registration is open, and anyone interested in learning about government information is encouraged to

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Constitution Day Poster Contest

ConstitutionFacts and Government Information for Children, an ALA GODORT group, are sponsoring the 14th Annual U.S. Constitution Day Poster Contest for students. The contest invites K-12 kids, including homeschoolers, to celebrate Constitution Day by designing a poster showing how they benefited from the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is Sept. 17, the date the

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Upcoming Free GPO July Webinars

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) routinely hosts free webinars on topics relating to government information. This July, GPO is hosting three upcoming webinars: There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations, Next Gen Finding Aid Website, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Photograph Finding Aid, and Maritime Administration Information Resources: Introduction to Its Economic, Maritime,

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Government Information Day 2022 Wrap-up

Last month, the Indiana State Library hosted the Government Information Day 2022 (GID22) library conference. The event featured 6 presentations along with the keynote address delivered by GPO Director Hugh Halpern. May’s conference, the 5th Government Information Day, was the first in-person conference at the state library since before the pandemic. Each session covered a different aspect of government information.

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