Putting Uncle Sam To Work Kpla April 17, 2008

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Presentation at the KPLA / KLTRT Spring 2008 Conference on locating Federal Government Information for Kentucky Public Librarians

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  • Putting Uncle Sam To Work Kpla April 17, 2008

    1. 1. Putting Uncle Sam to Work: Using Federal Government Information at Your Library Presenter: Leigh Mantle Reference / Federal Government Documents Librarian Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Contact: [email_address] or phone 502-564-8300, ext. 330
    2. 2. Federal Government Documents
    3. 3. What are Federal Government Documents? <ul><li>Federal Government Documents are publications produced by the government and its agencies and may be in any format, such as, paper, electronic, microform, audiocassette, videocassette, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. Government is the largest publisher in the world and distributes these publications through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The United States government provides a variety of information from laws and regulations to presidential documents to consumer health information. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Depository Library = Library within a Library
    5. 5. KDLA = Selective Federal Depository Library <ul><li>The State Library as a selective federal depository library receives federal government agencies publications in paper, microfiche and electronic formats. </li></ul><ul><li>The library selects health reports, census data, military publications, congressional reports, agricultural data, scientific and technical reports, educational materials, criminal justice statistics, environmental reports, economic data, international information, and more. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Look for the Depository Logo at www.kdla.ky.gov
    7. 7. Federal Government Information on KDLA’s Website
    8. 8. Federal Depository Libraries in Kentucky <ul><li>Regionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Kentucky </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19 in Kentucky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To find http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.jsp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ILL available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulation policies vary (KDLA lends all federal government documents, including microfiche and videos, except those documents shelved with the reference or AV collections). </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Kentucky Depository Libraries
    10. 10. Government Information Online
    11. 11. Hiding in Plain Sight
    12. 12. Finding Federal Government Information
    13. 13. FEMA Flood Information
    14. 14. Administration for Families and Children
    15. 15. Grandparents Rights
    16. 16. Google Basic Search
    17. 17. Google U.S. Government Search
    18. 18. Google U.S. Government Search Results
    19. 19. Most Frequently Asked Questions in Libraries
    20. 20. How to Find Federal Government Documents <ul><li>Portals </li></ul><ul><li>Directories </li></ul><ul><li>GPO Access </li></ul><ul><li>OPACs </li></ul>George Washington’s Teeth George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2162723195/
    21. 21. USA.gov
    22. 22. Contact Elected Officials
    23. 23. Cross Agency Portals
    24. 24. A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
    25. 25. U.S. Government Manual
    26. 26. Businesses Questions Around the block for 2 cents [car] Bain News Service, publisher. [between 1910 and 1915] Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
    27. 27. Business Federal Government Sources I want to start a business – how do I it?
    28. 28. U.S. Small Business Administration
    29. 29. IRS Small Business Resources
    30. 30. OSHA Small Business
    31. 31. Grants.gov How do I apply for a grant?
    32. 32. Search for Grants
    33. 33. Apply for Grants
    34. 34. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    35. 35. Search CFDA
    36. 36. CFDA Types of Assistance
    37. 37. Patents and Trademarks How do I find a patent?
    38. 38. Searching Patents
    39. 39. Kentucky’s Patent & Trademark Depository Library
    40. 40. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division How much time can I take off after I have my baby?
    41. 41. FMLA Questions and Answers
    42. 42. Business Research How do I find out the number of dentists in Warren County, KY?
    43. 43. Economic Census Geographic Area Series
    44. 44. Health Care and Social Assistance
    45. 45. Offices of Dentists in Kentucky
    46. 46. Offices of Dentists in Warren County
    47. 47. Consumers Questions <ul><li>Sail Wagon, Brooklyn </li></ul><ul><li>Bain News Service,, publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>[no date recorded on caption card] </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print </li></ul>
    48. 48. Consumer Federal Government Sources How do I find out if the product I use is safe?
    49. 49. Product Safety / Household
    50. 50. Household Products Database
    51. 53. Recalls.gov I heard Michaels had issued a recall for some pens, but I can’t find information on their website.
    52. 54. Search Recalls
    53. 55. CPSC News Release
    54. 57. Versus Company Website
    55. 58. GovBenefits.gov How do I get food stamps?
    56. 59. List of Kentucky Food / Nutrition Assistance Programs
    57. 60. Thomas I heard about some legislation that would help with my school loans. How do I find out more information?
    58. 61. Thomas Results
    59. 62. College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
    60. 63. Thomas Bill Summary and Status P.L. 110-84
    61. 64. Congressional Research Service Summary
    62. 65. Public Law 110 - 84
    63. 66. Teachers Questions <ul><li>Teaching children to plant, Thom. Jefferson Park, N.Y.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Bain News Service, publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>[between 1910 and 1915] </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print </li></ul>
    64. 67. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Where can I find lesson plans?
    65. 68. FREE Math / Measurement
    66. 69. Gateway to 21 st Century Skills / GEM
    67. 70. Census of Population and Housing Where can I find the population of Kentucky in 1850?
    68. 71. 1850 Kentucky Population
    69. 72. GPO Access How do I find a recent federal regulation about student records?
    70. 73. Federal Regulations Process
    71. 74. Federal Register Main Page
    72. 75. Federal Regulations Search Results
    73. 76. 73 FR 15574 (2008)
    74. 77. Regulations.gov
    75. 78. Submit Comments
    76. 79. Parents Questions <ul><li>Y.W.C.A. baby health check / photo by Harry M. Rhoads. </li></ul><ul><li>Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress American Memory </li></ul>
    77. 80. Parents Federal Government Sources How do I find out when my child needs a vaccine?
    78. 81. Vaccine / Immunization Results
    79. 82. Medline Plus How do I find a hospital that specializes in Psychiatric Care?
    80. 83. Local Medical Services
    81. 84. Find a Hospital
    82. 85. Find a Hospital Results
    83. 86. Catalog of Government Publications Do you have any materials that would help me teach my child to read?
    84. 87. CGP Advanced Search
    85. 88. CGP Results
    86. 89. NCLB: Tips for Helping Children Learn to Read
    87. 90. Internet Access
    88. 91. Medicare.gov / Nursing Home Compare Where can I find information on nursing homes?
    89. 92. Nursing Home Compare Results
    90. 93. Census Bureau How do I find out if there are children my son’s age where we’re moving?
    91. 94. American FactFinder
    92. 95. Summary Files <ul><li>Summary File 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Counts and cross tabulations to the census block level for information collected from all people and housing units. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes counts for many detailed race and Hispanic or Latino categories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary File 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like Summary File 1, 100-percent population and housing characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated down to the census tract level for 250 population groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No tables available for geographic areas with population less than 100 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary File 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-Depth population and housing data collected on a sample basis from the Census 2000 long form questionnaire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes population totals for ancestry groups, also selected characteristics for a limited number of race and Hispanic or Latino categories. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary File 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like Summary File 3, presents information on the population and housing data collected on a sample basis from the long form questionnaire. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated down to the census tract level for the total population and 335 additional population groups. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No tables available for geographic areas with population less than 100 </li></ul></ul>
    93. 96. Select Address Search Tab
    94. 97. Address Search
    95. 98. Select Geographic Type
    96. 99. Select State, County and Census Tract
    97. 100. Select Table
    98. 101. Population Age
    99. 102. Household Data
    100. 103. Kids Questions <ul><li>Licking blocks of ice on hot day </li></ul><ul><li>Bain News Service, publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print </li></ul>
    101. 104. Kids Federal Government Sources I have a science fair project due tomorrow. Help!
    102. 105. Grades 6-8
    103. 106. Science Fair Projects
    104. 107. Students.gov My child needs college and career information
    105. 108. U.S. Department of Labor CareerOneStop
    106. 109. Occupational Outlook
    107. 110. Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information
    108. 111. Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids I need to know how laws are made for a school project
    109. 112. How Laws are Made Grades 9-12
    110. 113. FedStats.gov How do I find out how many farms are in the U.S.?
    111. 114. Topics A-Z
    112. 115. National Agricultural Statistics Service
    113. 116. 2007 Number of Farms
    114. 117. KDLA Catalog
    115. 118. Internet Access
    116. 119. Milk Matters with Buddy Brush
    117. 120. Thank You If you have any questions, please contact us at 502-564-8306 or 800-928-7000, ext. 342 Ask a Librarian http://www.kdla.ky.gov/research/asklib.htm

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