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The Government Resources Section promotes state-wide cooperation among library employees working with all types of government documents, provides opportunities for continuing education and idea sharing, supports all levels of government in making their public documents readily available to all types of libraries, and seeks to fulfill the objectives of the North Carolina Library Association.

GRS 2024 Summer Meeting

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Date: June 7, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST)

Price: Free

Location: Rubenstein Library, Duke University

Parking: Available with a parking pass

Schedule: Event Schedule (pdf)

Executive Committee

David Durant
Joyner Library, East Carolina University


Currently Vacant

Currently Vacant

Federal Regional Depository Librarian:
Angela Bardeen

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Past Chair:
Elisabeth Garner

Randall Library, UNC-Wilmington

Documents and Links

Past Webinars and Meetings:
(Help! webinars are on a separate page)

GRS Summer 2022 Meeting, June 10, 2022

Friday, June 10th, 2022 10:00-4:00 p.m. at the Friday Center, UNC-CH


  • Introduction to Federal Government Resources for Non-Government Information Librarians - Andrew Grace (ECU)
  • “No Print, No Problem: How You Can Become an All-Digital Federal Depository Library” - Brenna Buchanan (Davidson County Public Library)
  • Putin’s War in Ukraine: Background and Sources - David Durant (ECU)
  • An Update on the Federal Depository Library program - Renée Bosman (UNC)

GRS Spring 2022 Meeting, April 5, 2022

Recorded Presentation

Nathan Saunders and Elisabeth Garner present on an online learning module, "Government Documents: An Introduction for Teachers".

GRS Spring 2021 Meeting, April 28, 2021

Renée Boseman (UNC) and Trillian Hosticka (UVA) present about Regional (State) Depository sharing. They discuss the shared North Carolina Virginia Regional agreement and the updates they have to the agreement.

Recorded Presentation

Census Resources + Data: Government & Business Perspectives Webinar, June 16, 2020

This webinar includes guest speakers who will be discussing recent changes to and the Economic Census. This webinar is for you whether you are new to and the Economic Census or you are an expert. We will be looking at the basics and taking a deeper dive into the topics. Michele Hayslett, Librarian for Numeric Data Services and Data Management at UNC at Chapel Hill, will compare and contrast several sources for Census data, including the new; the National Historical GIS (NHGIS) from the Minnesota Population Center; and Social Explorer (a commercial database). She will guide participants through several demonstration searches and then take questions. Jennifer Boettcher, Business Information Consultant of Georgetown University, will provide a next level look into the Economic Census. For context, interested participants are highly recommended to check out her previous talk, Industry Research Using the Economic Census, as her presentation will build off that content. Jennifer will also provide an overview of additional business sources from the Census Bureau which can be used to supplement the Economic Census.

Recorded Webinar

Hayslett Slides

Boettcher Slides

2019 NCLA Biennial Conference - GRS Sponsored Presentation Slides:

2020 Census - Counting on Libraries by Bob Coats

Two birds one stone: Supporting data literacy and encouraging civic engagement using framework-inspired library programming with Megan Carlton and Jo Klein2020 Census – Counting on Libraries
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