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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents

  • April 03, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online

Due to technology issues we have had to reschedule this. Hope you can join us at the new time! We will meet together online on Friday, April 3rd from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link (even if you attended on March 11th and plan on attending on April 3rd):

https://tinyurl.com/grssession93

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. In this webinar, we’ll cover what types of documentation the UN produces and how the documentation system is structured. We’ll cover the main bodies (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Secretariat) and the main types of documents of the UN, such as resolutions, meeting records and reports. We’ll highlight tools produced by the UN for finding documentation and where to turn to when you get stuck.

Resources covered include the UN Digital Library, AskDAG, Research Guides, and support for researchers and depository libraries. We will meet together online on Wednesday, March 11th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link: https://tinyurl.com/grssession93

Presenter: Susan Goard has been the Legal Librarian and Training Coordinator at the Dag Hammarskjold Library since she joined the UN in 2013. Prior to that, Susan spent most of her career working for the Canadian federal government, first at the library of Global Affairs Canada and then at the library of the Supreme Court of Canada. She also spent a six month sabbatical from the Supreme Court of Canada at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Ramona Kohrs currently serves as the Coordinator of the Outreach and Professional Development Unit of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL) of the United Nations. Her responsibilities include coordinating the UN Depository Libraries Programme, providing guidance to colleagues involved in the outreach and liaison activities to the Permanent Missions and several Secretariat departments, as well as supervising activities that promote library services (social media, special events, library tours for visitors). She regularly represents the UN Library in forums dealing with international documents librarianship, such as ALA’s International Documents Task Force and IFLA’s Government Information and Official Publications Section. During her 30-year career Ramona has carried out a variety of functions in the UN Library, including cataloguing, providing specialized reference and research services, developing and delivering training courses on UN documentation and UN statistical resources, taking care of the physical collections, managing circulation and interlibrary loan services, coordinating several large-scale weeding projects, developing collection development policies, and managing a branch library focusing on economic and social affairs and official government statistics. We will use Zoom 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 at https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/Help!-Webinars.


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