Government Information

Get Ready for Next Week’s Nat’l Library Legislative Day

Prepare for the Event with Videos and Issue Briefs from Policy Experts From May 7—8, 2013, hundreds of library supporters from across the country will meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss key library issues with their members of Congress. In preparation for next week’s 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day, the American Library Association today released new briefs on policies, ... Read More »

E-Government Webinar Video Now Available

Webinar video from the ALA webinar “Libraries & E-government” is now available. The online seminar focuses on helping public libraries provide their patrons with government services. As part of the webinar, participants will learn: How to use, an easy-to-use web tool that helps libraries serve the e-government needs of their communities. How to use the virtual Ask A Librarian ... Read More »

Supporting Immigrants, One Oath at a Time

Today, I had the opportunity to witness library immigration services in action. To celebrate National Library Week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hosted a special naturalization ceremony for 25 U.S. citizen candidates at the Library of Congress in the nation’s capital. The event recognized the many ways that libraries help immigrants and link people to government services. Additionally, ... Read More »

Act Now: Another Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians

Due to popular demand, the American Library Association will host another free e-government webinar for public librarians on May 1, 2013. Librarians who take part in the new webinar, titled “E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs,” will learn how to provide job-related e-government services to patrons. Register now The new webinar will focus on the ways that libraries can ... Read More »

Reminder: Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians

This event has been filled. We are offering another free webinar in May (register now). Thank you for your interest! 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. Register now. As part of the webinar, participants will learn: How to use ... Read More »