Help! webinar for August

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … State Agency Databases Project, finding and sharing agency databases by subject map-1149538_960_720

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

Join Daniel Cornwall for a short exploration of the State Agency Databases Project of ALA GODORT. Daniel will show the types of resources through the project and the new auto-updating subject compilations the LibGuides platform has enabled. He will conclude with how to contribute new databases to the project and how to share content from the project on your own LibGuides and web pages.

Daniel Cornwall is the Internet and Technology Consultant for the Alaska State Library. He has over a decade of experience in federal and state government information. He has led the State Agency Databases Project for ALA GODORT since July 2017. When not doing library or government information type stuff he enjoys hiking, reading and working on citizen science projects at zooniverse.org. More professional information about Daniel can be found on his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielcornwall/.

We will meet together online on August 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link: http://tinyurl.com/grs-session73

We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.

The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).

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Learn about EPA info resources with Help!

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Preserving the Environment: Information Resources of the EPA

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

epa-logoThe EPA’s National Library Network consists of 25 libraries and repositories located in the Agency’s offices, research centers, and specialized laboratories. The Library Network serves the needs of EPA staff and the public by using the latest information technologies and innovative services to acquire, organize, and deliver timely access to information. Areas of focus include basic and applied sciences, management, legal information, and other special topics. This presentation covers several aspects of EPA library collections, including the EPA National Library Catalog, the National Service Center for Environmental Publications, epa.gov, and some information about the EPA publication process.

Anthony Holderied is the Assistant Director of the Library at the Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, NC, operating under the contract of the School of Information and Library Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Anthony has 10 plus years of experience providing research assistance and instruction at a variety of libraries and academic institutions, and has also worked as an instructional technologist. He has published and presented in the fields of information literacy and educational technology and holds a Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in Educational Media.

We will meet together for Session #72, online on Thursday, June 8 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:  http://tinyurl.com/grs-session72

We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.

The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).

 

Saving government data: A conversation with the future

Interested in the data rescue efforts happening around the country? This webinar provides some context and information on ways to get involved. Thanks to Shari Laster, Jim Jacobs, James Jacobs, and Laurie Allen for a great webinar!

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Happy Birthday to GRS Help! @nclaonline #govinfoforever

giphyToday is apparently the sixth birthday of the NCLA Government Resources Section’s webinar series called “Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian”.

We started this series in 2011 as an acknowledgement that many of us were being asked to do government information research support without adequate training. Considering government information encompasses many areas, fields, and specialities, supporting our users effectively can be daunting. Our first webinar on gov info basics was a great starting point. Our amazing presenter, Bryna Coonin, agreed to do it only if I agreed to make it a series. Who knew that we would be six years, 70 webinars, hundreds of attendees, and still going strong!

Organizing these sessions has been great fun. We’ve definitely seen an impact on the government information community, but I believe (although I don’t have perfect data) that we have made a wider impact in libraryland. So, here’s to six years of government information! Thanks to everyone who has presented and to everyone who puts up with my endless request for presenters. I am looking for ideas even now! And be sure to sign up for our next webinar on NOAA Digital Coast!

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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian webinar on the NOAA Digital Coast

The NOAA Digital Coast was developed to meet the unique needs of the coastal management community. The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources, all of which are vetted by NOAA. The Data Registry allows users to explore and download data. Data sets range from economic data to aerial based lidar data. This webinar will provide an overview of the Digital Coast as well as show users how to search for and download data through the Data Registry and the Data Access Viewer.

Erik Hund is a Physical Scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management. He has over 30 years of experience working with aerial photography and satellite imagery, and is the Co-Lead on the Digital Coast Project.
We will meet together for Session #70, online on April 19 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:  http://tinyurl.com/grs-session70
We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.
The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).

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