Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Government Information in the Golden State

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.
California is a state of contradictions.  While on the surface California is home to glitz and glamour, cutting edge technological advances, progressive social movements, and general weirdness; peeling back the layers reveals a complicated social-political landscape that is very different from many other states. This presents challenges to making sense of issues and policies California is promoting at the national level. Focusing on agriculture, immigration, energy and environment, this webinar will provide a brief introduction to many sources that are helpful in understanding California’s multifaceted political environment.
Jesse Silva is the Librarian for Federal and State Government Information, Political Science, Public Policy and Legal Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a native Californian.  
Lucia Orlando is the Government Documents coordinator and Research Support librarian for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She’s a NorCal native with a keen interest in local history and politics.
We will meet together online on March 28 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:
We will use WebEx for the live session. Information on testing and accessing the session will be made available when you register.
The session will be recorded and available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm