Government Information Day

Save the Date – Government Information Day 2018

The Indiana State Library is pleased to announce the date for the next Government Information Day! GID18 is a government information themed 1-day conference that will occur Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Indiana State Library on the State Government Campus in Indianapolis. Librarians and anyone else interested in government information are encouraged to attend. The conference will include several guest speakers presenting on national and state government information topics. Please be on the lookout for upcoming information providing a more detailed schedule of events.

Call for volunteers! If anyone is interested in participating and volunteering at Government Information Day 2018, please contact Brent Abercrombie, Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.

GID15 E-Access: The Changing Face of Government Information

Government Information Day

Librarians & information professionals provide the crucial link between information and the communities we serve as well as a vital role in acquisition, organization, dissemination, and preservation of information, particularly government information. At Government Information Day 2015, our theme is E-Access: The Changing Face of Government Information. Join us for a free, one-day conference for librarians, information professionals, and the public to learn about online services and discuss the transformation of government information from the print to the digital age.


Videos from GID15

Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, Government Publishing Office:   “Transformation of the GPO as a 21st Century Publisher.”

Jane Kirtley, Silha professor:  “The Digital Paradox:  Practical Obscurity, the right to be forgotten, and other threats to access to government information.”

Carol Rogers, Deputy Director, Indiana Business Research Center:  “Information for Indiana:  A working update on Indiana Data.”

Connie Rendfeld, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Indiana State Library:  “Indiana Memory:  your gateway to the history and culture of Indiana.”

Andrew Weber, Legislative Systems Manager, Law Library of Congress:  “Exploring”

Our keynote speaker is:

  • Davita Vance-Cooks, Director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (previously the Government Printing Office)

Our featured speakers are as follows:

  • Jane Kirtley, Director of Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, University of Minnesota
  • Andrew Weber, Law Library of Congress

Please click here to view the schedule and topics for the day.

Our guest speakers are:

  • Carol Rogers, Indiana Business Research Center
  • Connie Rendfeld, Indiana Memory
  • Mellisica Flippen, Marion County Supreme Court
  • Dana L. Luetzelschwab, Heartland Pro Bono Council
  • Davita Vance-Cooks, Director, Government Publishing Office (GPO)
  • Perry Hammock, Indiana Bicentennial Commission
  • Jennifer Morgan & Michelle Trumbo, Law Library, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Lunch Breakout sessions will include:

  • Andrea Morrison, IU Wells Library
  • Lou Malcomb, Retired Gov Docs Maven
  • Phil Worrall, Indiana Geographic Information Council  .

GID15 is a free event for anyone who wishes to attend. Librarians can earn up to six Library Education Units (LEUs) towards their certification.

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