Gotta Love Dot Gov

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Presented by Steven Jablonski at the Reaching Forward Conference in May 2011.

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Gotta Love Dot Gov

  1. 1. Steven Jablonski Skokie Public Library [email_address] Gotta Love Dot Gov!
  2. 2. Why Use Dot Gov Web Sites? <ul><ul><li>Reliable/Trustworthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two-Way Communication </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Dot Gov Drawbacks <ul><ul><li>Duplicated and Divided Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Public Awareness </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Major Portals <ul><ul><li>USA.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.usa.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinois.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Most Popular Topics on USA.gov <ul><ul><li>Benefits and Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying from the Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration and Naturalization </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Consumer Concerns <ul><ul><li>Consumer Action Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.consumeraction.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Consumer Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/consumer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Consumer Complaints <ul><ul><li>Illinois Attorney General Consumer Complaint Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FTC’s File a Complaint www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Dangerous Products <ul><ul><li>Recalls.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.recalls.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saferproducts.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.saferproducts.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FoodSafety.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.foodsafety.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Eating Right <ul><ul><li>MyPyramid.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mypyramid.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.nutrition.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Save Energy <ul><ul><li>EnergySavers.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.energysavers.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fueleconomy.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.fueleconomy.gov </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Be Alert for Fraud <ul><ul><li>FTC’s Phone Fraud Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/phonefraud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OnGuard Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.onguardonline.gov </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Identity Theft <ul><ul><li>FTC’s Identity Theft Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ftc.gov/idtheft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois Attorney General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity Theft Hotline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/hotline.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Managing Money <ul><ul><li>MyMoney.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.mymoney.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investor.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.investor.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Banks & Foreclosures <ul><ul><li>Helpwithmybank.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.helpwithmybank.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HUD Foreclosure Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hud.gov/foreclosure </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Help for Job Seekers <ul><ul><li>CareerOneStop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.careeronestop.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois workNet Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinoisworknet.com </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Get a Government Job <ul><ul><li>USAjobs.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.usajobs.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work 4 Illinois </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work.illinois.gov </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Assistance Portals <ul><ul><li>Healthcare.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.healthcare.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eldercare Locator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.eldercare.gov </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Federal Assistance Programs <ul><ul><li>Benefits.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.benefits.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GovLoans.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.govloans.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Illinois Assistance Programs <ul><ul><li>Illinois Department of Human Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.dhs.state.il.us </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois Health & Wellness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.illinois.gov/health </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. International Travel <ul><ul><li>CDC Travelers Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cdc.gov/travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of State International Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>travel.state.gov/travel </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Post Office <ul><ul><li>Postal Services Locator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>usps.whitepages.com/post_office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postage Price Calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>postcalc.usps.gov </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Medical Information <ul><ul><li>Healthfinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.healthfinder.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MedlinePlus  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.medlineplus.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  23. 24. Keeping Up with  Dot Gov <ul><ul><li>Gov Gab Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blog.usa.gov </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 25. Any Questions?

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