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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... Your City, Your Issues - Civic Engagement Workshops for Staff and Students

  • April 20, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online
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. A lot of what takes places in our daily lives is managed and governed by our county, city, and town governments. However, most Civics 101 and civic engagement classes and discussions tend to focus primarily on Federal government. Often students and the general public are not always aware of the many ways they can have an impact or advocate for issues at the local level - or even how decisions and laws are made at the local level. In order to provide resources in this area, Kris worked with a campus community engagement office to create a quarterly workshop called "Your City, Your Issues Engaging with Local Government". In this webinar, Kris will discuss how she developed and deployed the workshop series and share course materials so that you can develop a similar workshop for your community. We will meet together online on Monday, April 20th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link: Presenter: Kris Kasianovitz has been wrangling government information for the past 20 years in academic libraries. She is the Government Information Librarian for State, Local and International Documents at Stanford's Green Library; and as of January 2017 is the Head of the Library’s Social Sciences Resources Group. Previously, Kris worked at UCLA’s Young Research Library in much the same capacity. She received her M.S.L.I.S from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Kris collects materials for these jurisdictions and provides research and instruction support in the use of these collections to the campus community. She is also involved in web archiving of state and local government information, notably the and Bay Area Governments Web Archive. Additionally, she is a founding member of Free State Government Information, a group advocating for public domain designation for state and local government information, She is involved in a variety of civic engagement efforts on her campus. 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!-Webinars.
Cost: Free!

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