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
Instructors:* (moderator) Judy Hoffman, Project Manager, American Library Association, Office for Research and Statistics
* Nancy Fredericks, e-government librarian, Pasco County Public Library (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)
Date(s) & Time(s)Thursday, December 9
2:30-4:00 PM Eastern
1:30-3:00 PM Central
12:30-2:00 PM Mountain
11:30-1:00 PM Pacific
Credits &/or CEUsNo
Technical RequirementsSound card with speakers or headphones strongly recommended. Phone call-in available.
How to RegisterRegister at:
Judith Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor(s)American Libraries, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, and the ALA Washington Office
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
ALA Webinar on E-Gov, Dec. 9
Yes, it's free! Free is good!