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Title Government information essentials / edited by Susanne Caro.

Publication Info. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2018.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  025.2834 G746 2018    ---  Available
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Description xiv, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Government documents, both physical and electronic, constitute a rich and varied resource that calls for special attention. And because government information is useful and pervasive in nearly every kind of library, more and more librarians of all types need to know how to work effectively with federal, state, and international resources. This volume gathers the expertise of experienced government information librarians from across the country. Providing real-world insight into the work, collections, and interests of this discipline, the contributors survey the wide variety of government information and the people who use it; discuss what it is like to be a government documents librarian, from the first day on the job through taking on a management role; address networking, training, and other essential tools for collaboration and learning; cover space planning, streamlining, disaster preparedness and response, the increasing prevalence of digital information, and other key collection issues; offer best practices for connecting library users with government information; look at research guides, workshops, and other teaching and training topics; and explore advocating for transparency and access to information, promoting government documents to library users, and using exhibits as community outreach.
Contents Advice for the new document professional -- Networking and training : essential tools for collaboration and learning / Hayley Johnson -- Experience of a new government documents librarian / Andrew Lopez and Lori Looney -- Middle management : strategies for success / Jill Vassilakos-Long -- Collection management -- Visualizing space : your depository library as place / Aimée C. Quinn -- Space planning : weeding, moving and providing access to government information / Julia Stewart -- Streamlining collections : disasters, consolidation, and the digital landscape / Vickie Mix -- Growth and maintenance of digital collections / Susanne Caro -- The hunt for the elusive : finding and utilizing the history in government documents / Paula L. Webb and Leasha E. Martin -- Federal maps and the depository library / Valery King -- Help! I'm new here and I speak Spanish : government information for Spanish speakers / Jane Canfield -- Teaching with library guides : using collections with government information / Latanya N. Jenkins -- Creating more powerful library guides / David Dillard -- Documents to the students / Susanne Caro -- Navigating government information : working with midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy / Antoinette W. Satterfield -- Advocating for transparency and access to information / Shari Laster -- A cupcake, an eagle, and a war : promoting government documents / Lisa Pritchard -- Exhibits and community outreach / Susanne Caro.
Subject Federal Depository Library Program.
Federal Depository Library Program. (OCoLC)fst00616825
Documents libraries -- United States -- Administration.
Libraries -- United States -- Special collections -- Government publications.
Government publications -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Depository libraries -- United States -- Administration.
Documents librarians -- United States.
Depository libraries -- Administration. (OCoLC)fst00890871
Documents librarians. (OCoLC)fst00896129
Government publications. (OCoLC)fst00945492
Libraries -- Special collections -- Government publications. (OCoLC)fst01766804
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Caro, Susanne, 1980- editor.
ISBN 9780838915974 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0838915973 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
9780838916070 (pdf)
9780838916087 (epub)
9780838916094 (Kindle)

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