Have You Used LibEGov? Learn How To During the Free E-Government Webinar

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. Register for the webinar As part of the webinar, participants will: Learn how to use LibEGov (www.libegov.org), an ... Read More »

Learning Opportunity: Helping Patrons Find Jobs

Public librarians now have a second opportunity to learn ways to provide job-related e-government services to patrons. Watch archived footage of the webinar “E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs,” which was hosted by the American Library Association in early May. View the webinar now. As part of the webinar, participants will hear from numerous e-government grant recipients on innovative ... Read More »

What Are the Best Ways that Libraries Can Help Immigrants?

How do library workers provide information services to immigrants and still stay within state laws that place limits on such activities? Next month, the American Library Association (ALA) will address immigration issues librarians face when they host free the webinar titled “Taking Action: Best Practices to Support Librarians and Library Workers Facing Laws Limiting Access to Information and Library Services ... Read More »

What to know before you go to National Library Legislative Day (or participate from the comfort of your community)

Update: This webinar has been canceled. However, last year’s informative video is still available and offers insight into NLLD. National Library Legislative Day is just around the corner and it’s time to think about how to communicate most effectively with legislators and their staff.  In this free webinar we’ll go over a few specific “homework” assignments that will help you hone ... 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 www.libegov.org, 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 »