See the below invitation from WLA:
Join WLA for a virtual meeting on March 24, 2020,
at 10:00 am to discuss Government Information Day 2020
2020 has already been an important year for government information. Funding for the National Archives, the state and federal responses to coronavirus (COVID-19), and the decennial census have all been in the news, just since January. Every day, librarians are called on to collect, preserve, and provide access to these vital resources, an increasingly challenging proposition as budgets continue to shrink and the volume of information continues to grow.
If you ever work with government information, even if it’s only a small part of your job, the Government Information Special Interest Group may be for you. GISIG is one of the most active small units in WLA. Each year, we hold a day-long conference focusing on government information. The registration fee has been held down to $10 for over 20 years, making it one of the most affordable professional development opportunities you’ll find anywhere. Government Information Day provides a forum for librarians to discuss what’s happening in their libraries, learn what’s happening in other libraries, hear from producers of government information, and learn about new tools and government information resources.
If you want to learn more about GISIG, we invite you to join our upcoming virtual meeting on March 24, 2020, at 10:00 am. We’d love to have you there, whether you want to jump in with your thoughts and ideas or would rather just listen to find out what we’re all about. Details about how to join the meeting will be sent out a few days in advance.
For more information, contact Eileen Snyder at Eileen.Snyder@wisconsinhistory.org.
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