Government Information Day 2022 Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Government Information Day 2022. This 1-day in-person conference on Friday May 20, 2022, is 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,

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New Indiana State Housing Dashboard Released

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) released a new online tool called the Indiana Housing Dashboard. The new tool allows data users to access data and create reports based on current housing needs by county. Across the top of the website, choose to view the current demographic, housing stock, affordability measures, and jobs in your county (Adams County

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Ben’s Guide to the U. S. Government

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government is a K-12 interactive learning website for students, homeschoolers, parents, and educators about the U.S. government. The website is a service provided by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). It was recognized by the American Library Association as a “Great Website for Kids.” All ages, especially children, can learn how the U.S. government works. Ben’s Guide

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INDIGO Launches Indiana GovInfo

Indiana’s professional government information librarians’ organization, INDIGO, recently launched a new website aimed to promote government information resources and literacy. IndianaGovInfo.org is INDIGO’s new website, which includes recorded webinars, publications, links to online resources and upcoming events, and a blog. INDIGO is an association whose members are library professionals interested in government information. The organization contributes to the extension and

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Save the Date! Government Information Day 2022

Save the Date! The Indiana State Library is pleased to announce the date for the next Government Information Day conference will be Friday May 20th. The conference will be held at the Indiana State Library. GID22 is a free one-day conference created for librarians and information specialists with an interest in local, state, or federal information. Indiana public librarians will

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Getting the Most Out of Gov Docs

A founding principle of the United States was that its citizens should have access to the information the government produced. To that end, since the earliest days of The Republic, government documents have been disseminated far and wide throughout the country. Over time, repositories for government documents were established. The Indiana State Library, under the umbrella of the Federal Depository

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Celebrating Constitution Day

September 17-23 is recognized as Constitution Week. Each September, Federal depository libraries across the Nation celebrate Constitution Day with special events, library displays, and promotion via library websites and social media. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17th, 1787. While the anniversary of the signing is recognized yearly, it was not until

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2021 DLC Fall Conference

Registration is now open to attend the Fall 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference. The event will once again be held virtually October 18th to the 20th. The conference is free to attend and offers attendees the opportunity to take part in meetings of the Depository Library Council, network with GPO staff and fellow depository librarians from across the Nation, and

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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

The Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of Congress. Researchers can look up anyone who has served in Congress by their name, position, state, party, year, or Congress. The directory, first published in 1859, contains valuable information about the more than 13,000 individuals who have served in Congress. The publication

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Child Tax Credit Rollout Begins

The first monthly payment of the Child Tax Credit were issued today. Parents will receive monthly payments from July to December, which total half the credit amount and will claim the other half on their 2021 income tax return. Payments will either be directly deposited to your bank account or mailed to your residence. The monthly amount for children age

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