Come hang with the cool kids then @ the NCLA 58th Biennial Conference. The Government Resources Section has some fun programs all conference long. Stop by and get your government information fix.
Politician’s Papers focuses on the papers of politicians held in various special collections across the state. Betty Carter, University Archivist at UNCG, Maury York, Assistant Director and Head of Special Collections at ECU, and Tim West, Curator of Manuscripts and Director of the Southern History Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, will talk about acquiring these collections and their importance to research. We created this session in conjunction with UNCG’s recent acquisition of Kay Hagan’s North Carolina Senate papers, and it is the inaugural Ridley Kessler Memorial Program. Wednesday, October 7, 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm.
Come join us at the Exploring NC EDIS session for a world wind tour of the North Carolina Economic Development Intelligence System. Hosted by our fearless navigator, Tammy Lester, a Data Analyst for the EDIS, we will explore a statistical and mapping tool that provides economic and demographic data for economic developers, businesses and the general public. Remember, there’s power in numbers! Thursday, October 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Digital Government Resources from the State Library will feature all of the cool new stuff the State Library is doing for YOU! Jennifer Davison, Head of the Government Documents branch, and Amy Rudersdorf, Director of the Digital Information Management Program will highlight a variety of digital projects from the NC State Publications Collection to NC Mosaic to the Historical NC Census Data. Digital collections galore! Thursday, October 8, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
The Hottest Business Meeting in Town will be in the early morning hours (you don’t sleep at conferences anyway, right?). This is a key meeting for all Government Resources Section members and wannabes. We will be electing new officers and discussing the new directions the Government Resources Section can take. You don’t want to miss it. Be a part of the future! Friday, October 9, 8:00 am – 8:45 am
All about Census 2010 is a timely panel presentation on the importance of the Census 2010 efforts, the upcoming data releases through the Census 2010 and American Community Survey, as well as what libraries across the state can do to help promote Census 2010. The presenters are Bob Coats, Governor’s Census Liaison in the Office of State Budget and Management, Beth Hayden, Demographics and Reference Librarian in the State Library, and Laura Strickland McClettie, a Team Leader with the Charlotte Regional Census Center. Don’t forget that all agencies and institutions in this state are directly affected by the Census results. Come and learn what you can do to achieve a complete count! Friday, October 9, 9:00 am – 10:15 am