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Helping patrons access online government services

E-Government SessionEvery year, more and more people are turning to libraries for job assistance and e-government tasks. On Saturday, June 28, 2014, join “Libraries and E-government,” a 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference session that will explore e-government tools that libraries are using to serve their patron’s government information needs. The session takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N260.

A panel of experts will detail effective e-government services during the program. Session speakers include Eunice Anderson; acting chief of the Neighborhood Library Services at the Enoch Pratt Free Library; Homa Naficy, chief adult learning officer of the Hartford Public Library and director of The American Place; and Shaney T. Livingston, director of the Alachua County Library District.

Additionally, panelists will discuss Lib2Gov, a new e-government website that can help librarians better serve the government information needs of their communities. Lib2Gov provides a dedicated space where librarians can share materials, lesson plans, tutorials, stories, and other e-government content. The website offers a variety of resources from government agencies and organizations, including information on immigration, taxation, social security and healthcare.

Use the hashtag #egov14 during the session. View all ALA Washington Office Conference sessions.

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Jazzy Wright

Jazzy Wright is a former press officer of the Washington Office.

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