Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Finding geological materials through the U.S. Geological Survey

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association and the STEM Librarianship in North Carolina (STEM-LINC) Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to “Spring into Science”, a series of webinars this spring designed to help us increase our familiarity with scientific government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

What are the tricks you can use to search for and find US geological materials? Be a geo-detective with USGS documents, maps and data. This webinar will give an overview of resources available in The National Map, USGS Science Data Catalog and USGS Publications Warehouse, including how to find geological and historical topographic maps.

Hannah Hamalainen is the Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. She received her MLIS from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is the current president of the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS). She is an advocate for data visualization, science communication, geoscience education, and developing critical thinkers using information literacy. Her research interests include using remote sensing and geospatial technologies to solve problems in the natural world.

Join us on Monday, 2/27/17. We’ll meet together from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:

We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.

Please save the date for future “Spring into Science” sessions:
·    March 20: NASA data and docs
·    April 19: NOAA data and docs
·    May (TBA): EPA data and docs

The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (


Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm