The federal government provides all kinds of great information and training – all free to use! You can explore some new ideas and skills, and provide resources and information to your patrons.
Advocacy Note: Government information is currently being censored, hidden, removed from online use, and even destroyed. This information belongs to all of us, and was created for us!! This would be a great topic to discuss with your legislators at all levels of government. Libraries support a full and free sharing of information; and government information has traditionally been a strong and reliable resource. Keep this information free, public, and available!
Check out these free, educational webinars from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) taking place this February.
- Science Soup, Part Four: How Hot and Stormy Can It Get? NOAA: Oceans, Storms, and Climate Change https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/244-science-soup-part-four-how-hot-and-stormy-can-it-get-noaa-oceans-storms-and-climate-change, February 1, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
- Beyond Google – Another Look at Finding Government Information https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/243-rescheduled-beyond-google-another-look-at-finding-government-information, February 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
- Science Soup, Part Five: The Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink: The EPA – Keeping Our Environment Safe https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/246-science-soup-part-five-the-air-we-breathe-and-the-water-we-drink-the-epa-keeping-our-environment-safe, February 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
- Enriching the Experience for Government Documents Student Workers https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/245-enriching-the-experience-for-government-documents-student-workers, February 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
- Measuring America Series: Accessing Fertility Statistics https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/247-measuring-america-series-accessing-fertility-statistics, February 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
- Using OnTheMap for Community Analysis, Part One: Basics https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/248-using-onthemap-for-community-analysis-part-one-basics, February 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
- If You Make It, Protect It! Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Your Community https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/event/249-if-you-make-it-protect-it-understanding-the-importance-of-intellectual-property-rights-for-your-community, February 28, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Presenters from GPO, other Federal Government agencies, and from Federal depository libraries across the Nation will present on topics related to Federal Government information and the Federal Depository Library Program. All sessions are presented virtually through GPO’s FDLP Academy: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-academy.
Attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation from GPO for each webinar they attend. Closed captioning is available for all webinars. Registrants will be sent access information upon registering.
View our complete archive of recorded webinars and webcasts at http://login.icohere.com/public/topics.cfm?cseq=1172. All are encouraged to share and re-post information about these free training opportunities.
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