Government Information

GPO is now the Government Publishing Office

The GPO Building

In addition to funding the federal government, H.R. 83, the appropriations bill that was signed into law last night by President Obama, officially changes the name of the federal agency that helps to ensure a more transparent government. Language in section 1301 renames the Government Printing Office to the Government Publishing Office and while the agency will still retain its ... Read More »

No luck on FOIA this Congress

Photo by Rich Hill via Flickr

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (S. 2520) bill has been on a roller coaster the last few weeks! We were hopeful. Then thought it wasn’t possible. Then the law, which would give private citizens greater access to government information, passed the Senate and hope was revived. But no, sadly attempted FOIA reform is now reliably reported over and done ... Read More »

Free financial literacy webinar for librarians

US Department of Labor

Today, the Department of Labor will host a webinar that will outline and discuss suggested activities states should undertake to comply with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) beginning immediately through July 1, 2015. This session has limited space so please register quickly. During the webinar “WIOA Technical Assistance Webinar- Jump-Starting Your Implementation,” speakers will highlight areas where states ... Read More »

ALA seeks nominations for 2015 James Madison awards

Madison Award Awardee Patrice McDermott

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James Madison, was established in 1986 to celebrate an individual or group who has brought ... Read More »

Free financial literacy webinar for librarians

credit-card

On November 19th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Institute for Museum and Library Services will offer a free webinar on financial literacy. This session has limited space so please register quickly. Tune in to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s monthly webinar series intended to instruct library staff on how to discuss financial education topics with their patrons. As ... Read More »