Join us at the NCLA conference for the following sessions hosted by the Government Resources Section. They are sure to the best sessions in Winston!! Also don’t forget that we have a free webinar coming up on September 25!
Wed., October 16, 2:15-3:15: For the Record: The History and Development of the Congressional Record from its Inception to the Present (Bryna Coonin, East Carolina University)
The Congressional Record, first published in 1873, is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. For government information professionals, the Congressional Record offers a wealth of information available nowhere else, but the magnitude of the publication over time can be intimidating. In this session we will explore the history and development of the Congressional Record in a simple and enjoyable fashion, while we learn how to use this unique primary resource to help our researchers delve more deeply into our country’s history and political life.
Fri. October 18, 8:30-9:30: Emergency Preparedness: How Ready is Your Library? (Michele Hayslett & and Fred Stipe, UNC-Chapel Hill)
In the wake of various shooter and terrorist incidents across the U.S., libraries may want to consider how well prepared they are for emergency situations. The co-chairs of the Libraries’ Emergency Preparedness Committee at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will describe two recent emergency response exercises that were held in June 2013. Since the two exercises involved different levels of staff participation and resources, participants will gain insight into a range of options for organizing planning events in their own libraries. Appropriate for public as well as academic libraries
Fri. October 18, 9:45-10:45: Using Government Resources to Support Small Business (Jaime Huaman & Beth Kaylor, UNC-Wilmington)
One of the many ways libraries can help with the economic recovery of their communities is to assist entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses. Libraries are uniquely positioned to facilitate connections—to reliable information, quality resources and more, and thereby, to contribute to the improvement of the communities and region. This session will show how readily available government resources provide a wealth of information to help support small business in your community with information needs including market research, business law and regulations and much more.