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 10-year intervals. The most recent publicly available census, 1950, was released for public use on April 1, 2022. This presentation provides an overview of what is and is not included in the 1950 census, what you can expect from NARA’s 1950 census website, and resources that can help librarians answer patron questions about the census.
  • An Overview of the Affordable Connectivity Program – (Tues. April 4) The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. During this webinar, we will cover what the Affordable Connectivity Program is, who is eligible, how to apply, and steps to take once you are approved to receive the benefit.
  • Building a Traveling Exhibit – (Thur. April 6) Hear how multiple libraries collaborated to create a traveling exhibit that highlights Government information collection materials. Speakers will cover grant writing and obtaining a grant, planning and logistics, devising collaborations between libraries, sparking conversation and contemplation about historic events, and creating a multimedia experience. See how you can develop your own exhibit or find others to work with.
  • How the National Security Archive Uses the FOIA to Expand Access to Our History – (Wed. April 12) Join the National Security Archive’s Director of Public Policy, Lauren Harper, for a discussion of her organization’s work using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to access historically significant Government documents. Harper will provide an overview of the Archive’s history and biggest successes, from obtaining the Government’s first official confirmation of Area 51 to the CIA’s Family Jewels, as well as discuss the tool that unites all of the Archive’s projects – the FOIA. Harper will also discuss the Digital National Security Archive, the Archive’s flagship publication series through ProQuest that contains more than 50 curated collections totaling well over 100,000 declassified records and that was named Choice Magazine’s “Outstanding Academic Title” for 2018.
  • FDLP Pre-Meeting: Updates from GPO – (Thur. April 27) This 90-minute FDLP Pre-Meeting will cover a variety of special projects, initiatives, and operations that support the four statutorily-mandated programs administered by LSCM. Updates from all of LSCM’s business units will be shared. This is a lead-up event to the Spring 2023 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting.
  • Spring 2023 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting – (Mon. & Tues. May 1 & 2) View the agenda.

GPO hosts free webinars continually throughout the year. Closed captioning is available for all webinars and events. Registrants will be sent access information upon registering. Stay up to date, also access archived webinars, through the Events and Conferences page.