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Webinar Alert: Using FDsys to Navigate Federal Government Information

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:00pm EDT, join GPO as they offer an hour-long course on navigating Federal Government information using FDsys. During this session, attendees will learn about basic and advanced searching, browsing, retrieving by citation, Help tools, and working with FDsys search results. Space is limited to the first 175 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for the webinar, point your browser to: <>. Registration is required to attend. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation, which will include instructions for joining the webinar.


Use your social media accounts to find a job!

Join the ALA JobLIST Placement Center’s free Online Career Chat “Using Social Media for the Most Effective Job Search” on Thursday, Feb 23 and discuss how social media makes your job search more effective.

If you’re only responding to posted job ads by sending out a resume and then hoping to get a call or an interview, you can do a lot more to take control of your search and make it more effective. We’ll focus in this chat on social media tools and other strategies that every savvy job seeker needs to know about—and use—to increase their  network, find out about new opportunities, and promote themselves and  their skills to potential employers.

The chat is on Thursday, Feb 23, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Central) Register at

Webinar Alert! “New Career Pathways for Information Professionals”

As a library and information science professional, you have developed valuable skill sets that are being used in new ways and are increasingly applied in a diverse array of information environments. New job roles and new opportunities have emerged to meet the changing information landscape – both inside libraries and in non-traditional job settings. This session will encourage you to think broadly about how to use your MLIS skill set and to consider strategies for pursuing alternative career paths.

Join the San Jose State University School of Information & Library Science today at 5:30 p.m. PT for this webinar presented by Dr. Sandra Hirsh
Professor and Director, SJSU SLIS.

Location: Live using Collaborate
Live URL:

Password: not required

Webinar Alert: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … PubMed, PubMed Central, and Medlineplus


Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … PubMed, PubMed Central, and Medlineplus – What’s the difference? (Lea Leininger, Health Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina Greensboro)

Do you support health science students? Are you on the hunt for another non-Google tool for health questions from the general public? Maybe you’ve heard that PubMed, PubMed Central and MedlinePlus are great sources for reliable medical information, but you’re not sure which site is best for your needs.  If so, please attend our webinar on December 9 at 12 pm (EST).  A health sciences librarian will provide an overview of PubMed, PubMed Central, and MedlinePlus with some searches and links to additional information.  This session is designed to be a basic introduction for non-medical librarians, but librarians from all settings are welcome to attend.

Ms. Lea Leininger has been the Health Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina Greensboro since 2004. She is the liaison librarian for nursing, biology, public health education, nutrition, communication sciences and disorders, nanoscience, and genetic counseling. She has a BA in French, a BA in Humanities, and an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

Session #11 will be helod online on December 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EST). Please RSVP for the Session by December 8 at 5:00 pm using this link:

Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Elluminate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam ( You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.


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

Webinar Alert: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents …Beginner’s Guide to Legislative History

On November 9th, Steve Case, Access Services Librarian, and Rebecca Hymann, Reference and Outreach Librarian, both from the State Library of North Carolina will be presenting on legislative histories. Before working at the Government and Heritage Library Steve worked at the UNC Law Library for 12 years.

Legislative history attempts to answer two questions: (1) *What* does the law say (or, more often, what did it say in the past), and (2) *Why* does the law say what it says.  Being able to track legislation from inception to General Statute is vital to answering these questions.   This session will explain more fully what legislative history is (and is not), look at the print and online resources available, show what roadblocks may prevent patrons from finding complete answers, and provide suggestions for alternative sources of information.  Familiarity with the NC General Statutes and NC Session Laws is helpful but not required.

Sign up for this webinar by Novemember 8th at 5 PM EST at

Webinar Alert!

Webinar Alert!!

The ALA is presenting a free webinar on how to prepare a portfolio for the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC).  This program is ran  by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).  This program offers recognition competency in the library field from the ALA.  This hour long webinar will be at 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

To sign up for this webinar click here:

To read more about the LSSC program click here:

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