Oh! I’m so looking forward to this one. Someone will finally explain the insanity that is the UN’s documents system to me.
Help! I’m an Accidental International Government Information Librarian: The Basics, and a Bit Beyond on March 8
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.
This session on March 8 at 12pm will cover information sources from major international governmental organizations (IGOs) focusing on publications, documentation, and statistics. IGOs covered will include the United Nations, European Union, International Financial Institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, and World Trade Organization, as well as specialized agencies of the United Nations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, and UNESCO. By the end of the webinar participants should have an understanding of the uses of IGO information and be able to identify international government information sources to meet the needs of users across a range of subjects, including international law, human rights, economic development, public health, demography, gender and women’s studies, and more. Biographical Information
Jim Church is the librarian for economics and international & foreign government information at the University of California Berkeley. He is active in the ALA Government Documents Roundtable where he served as the international documents columnist for the journal DttP for four years, and currently serves as the Secretary of the IFLA Government Information and Official Publications Section. His primary areas of interest include international poverty and development issues, statistics, human rights, NGOs, and digital archiving
We will meet together for Session #15, online on March 8 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
. Please RSVP for the Session by March 7 at 5:00 pm using this link: http://tinyurl.com/grs-session15
Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Elluminate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (email@example.com). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.
The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).