To assist libraries in providing e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland will host the no-cost webinar “Libraries & E-government” on May 30, 2013, from 2:00–3:00p.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
- Become more familiar with online resources available from government agencies and non-governmental organizations in the areas of immigration and taxation; and
- Learn about the benefits of the virtual Ask A Librarian feature available through the Government Information Online service.
Developed by ALA and iPAC, LibEGov is the product of an Institute of Museum and Library Services funded national leadership grant, intended to foster collaboration between libraries and government agencies, as well as to offer guidance to libraries on the provision of e-government information and services to a range of populations within their communities.
Speakers include University of Maryland professors John Carlo Bertot and Paul Jaeger; University of Maryland doctoral candidate Ursula Gorham-Oscilowski; University of Maryland Graduate Research Associate Natalie Greene Taylor; and ALA Office of Government Relations Assistant Director Jessica McGilvray.