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Books about government information librarianship
Brown, Christopher C. Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services. Santa Barbara, California :Libraries Unlimited, 2020.
Forte, Eric J., Cassandra J. Hartnett and Andrea L. Sevetson, Fundamentals of Government Information: Mining, Finding, Evaluating, and Using Government Resources. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
Webinars on government information
- The YouTube channel of Help! I'm an Accidental Government Information Librarian.
- Originally developed by the Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA GRS); now co-produced by the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA).
- "...a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them."
- This page from the NCLA GRS's has links to and extensive descriptions of webinars recorded between April 2011 and May 2021.
A service of GPO, including events and conferences coordinated by GPO, and webinars and webcasts on a wide variety of government information topics.
- FDLP webinars and conference events freely available for viewing and sharing.
- Recordings are generally available one to three business days after the event.
- The FDLP Academy Training Repository keeps recordings for approximately two years before undergoing a review for currency. Some recordings are kept after review; others are deleted.
- Older recordings available on the FDLP Academy: Webinars and Webcasts page.
Blogs about gov't information sources & issues
- Highlights primary government documents from around the world
- Launched in 2002; contains searchable database of over 32,000 posts
- Written by Sabrina I. Pacifici
- "A place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research."
- Primary bloggers are Jim A. Jacobs, James R. Jacobs, Shinjoung Yeo, Daniel Cornwall, and Rebecca Troy-Horton. (See more at the FGI About page.)
- Madison (Wisconsin) Public Library's government information blog, from its (now retired) government information specialist, Romeo Dais
- Focuses on recently-published federal and Wisconsin government information