Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Promoting government documents in your community

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

Promoting government information in the community can be very challenging. Through the years I have tested and experimented with different ways to entice other librarians and the community to have an interest in government information. I have partnered with academic and public libraries, provided programming for students, and much more. Come to this webinar to learn about outreach techniques and share ideas for reaching your campus and the wider community.

Paula L. Webb, Government Documents Reference and Outreach Librarian at University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, obtained her MLIS from the University of Alabama. Paula is a member of the American Library Association and Alabama Library Association. She has appeared in College & Research Libraries News, College & Undergraduate Libraries, Computers in Libraries, DttP, Mississippi Libraries and Serials Librarian. She wrote the chapter, “An Analysis of Government Issued Policies and Best Practices for Micro-blogging Social Media Tools,” in the publication titled, Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance: Political, Policy and Management Implications.  Paula received 2011 Mover and Shaker Award and the 2012 ALLA CUS Research Award. In 2016, she authored the reference work, Mobile Mayor’s Court Reports: 1865 and her book, Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade will be published by History Press in 2017.

We will meet together online on December 19 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.

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

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm