Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents...Climbing Capitol Hill Redux: The Basics of Congressional Research

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.

Do questions about congressional research make you wish you had paid more attention in civics class in high school? Have no fear, while researching (or helping others research) the activities of our Congress may seem daunting, it really isn't once you know the basics and a few tricks. This webinar will break down the types of Congressional information that are out there, discuss what types of information they contain and provide strategies for helping researchers find and use them.

Rosalind Tedford is the Director for Research and Instruction at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. She earned her BA in English and Psychology as well as her MA in English from Wake Forest and an MLIS from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition to managing the research and instruction programs at Wake Forest she teaches for-credit information literacy courses and is the liaison to both the Political Science and Communication departments. She has presented at LOEX, ACRL, ALA and regional conferences on issues ranging from copyright to technology trends to information literacy. In what little free time she has, she can be found hanging out with her two kids, watching ACC basketball and reading (but not at the same time).  She can be reached at tedforrl [at] wfu [dot] edu

We will meet together for Session #61, online on August 8 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, August 8, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm