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As governments continue to move services online, many public libraries need assistance providing the public with the government services that they need. To assist libraries in providing e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association will host the no-cost webinar “Libraries & E-government” on April 12, 2013, from 2:00–3:30p.m. EST.
As part of the webinar, participants will learn:
- How to use LibEGov (www.libegov.org), an easy-to-use web tool that helps libraries serve the e-government needs of their communities.
- Online resources available from government agencies and non-governmental organizations that deal with issues, such as immigration and taxation.
- How to use the virtual Ask A Librarian feature through Government Information Online service.
The website is the result of an Institute of Museum and Library Services funded national leadership grant and was developed by the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland and the American Library Association through, and is intended to foster collaboration between libraries and government agencies, as well as offer guidance on the provision of e-government services and roles to assist libraries as they continue to serve as critical community providers of e-government to a range of populations.
Speakers will include University of Maryland John Carlo Bertot; University of Maryland doctoral student Ursula Gorham-Oscilowsk; University of Maryland Graduate Research Associate Natalie Greene; and American Library Association Office of Government Relations Assistant Director Jessica McGilvray.