Washington Office Breakout Session II - "How Do I Become A Citizen?" Libraries and E-government: Meeting the needs of your community
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As governments continue to increase their use of digital technologies to provide services, libraries serve as essential community anchors that link people to government services and information, and promote civic engagement. Join us to learn how a new website (www.libegov.org) can help you more easily serve the e-government needs of your communities. This site is intended to serve as a gateway to selected e-government services and practices, embed librarian-based expertise and digital reference, serve as a point of collaboration between libraries and government agencies, as well as offer guidance on the provision of e-government services and roles to assist libraries as they continue to serve as critical community providers of e-government to a range of populations. Through partnerships with USCIS, the IRS, state library agencies, public libraries, and others, the site brings agencies and libraries together to collaborate and serve the public. The project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Speakers: John Bertot, Ursula Gorham-Oscilowski, and Natalie Greene from the Information Policy & Access Center - University of Maryland and Jessica McGilvray, ALA Washington Office.