Monday, November 15, 2010

E-Gov: Make It Work @ your Library

E-Gov: Make It Work @ your library
Join us for this free interactive learning experience
How do you bridge the gap?

• 53% of libraries report that staff do not have the necessary skills to meet patron e-government needs.

• Public library staff report that helping citizens interact with government agencies and access e-government resources is the second most critical service they offer, after providing services to job seekers.

For ready-to-implement ideas, attend this new webinar, co-sponsored by American Libraries, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, and the ALA Washington Office.

Attend and learn how to:
• Use new e-government resources and data to help patrons
• Develop and market e-government partnerships
• Address key challenges to meeting patron e-gov demands
• Use e-gov data to make the case for your library

Panelists include:
• (moderator) Judy Hoffman, Project Manager, American Library Association, Office for Research and Statistics
• Nancy Fredericks, E-Government Services Manager, Pasco County Public Library Cooperative (Florida)
• John Bertot, Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland
• Bill Sudduth, Head, Government Information and Microforms, Newspapers and Maps, University of South Carolina; contributor to Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries: Issues and Practices (ALA Editions)

 Register today!

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, December 9
Time:  1:30-3:00 PM Central

Prepare for this free webinar by reading the free downloadable report :
U.S. Public Libraries and E-Government Services - (Published June 2010 by the ALA Office of Research & Statistics )
(American Libraries Webinar Announcement, November 15, 2010)

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