Government Resources Section Sponsored Events at NCLA Biennial Conference 2015

North Carolina state government publications—just a click away!; Wednesday, 8:45 am – 9:45 am

In recent months, the North Carolina state government publications digital collection has witnessed a number of significant additions. Patrons, researchers, and North Carolina enthusiasts now have full, online access to important state agency publications, including the North Carolina Manual (1874-2012) and the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions (1778-2012), as well as Wildlife in North Carolina (1937-present). This session will discuss the useful resources housed in the state government publications digital collection and provide tips for searching and navigating the collection. Presenters will also discuss the creation and use of metadata to improve patron access and discovery.

From the State Library of North Carolina:
Denise Jones, State Publications Clearinghouse Liaison
Monica Figueroa, Assistant State Publications Cataloger
Eve Grunberg, Documents Cataloger

Helping Immigrants through USCIS Resources; Wednesday, 1 pm – 2 pm

Learn about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and how you can assist immigrants to your library's community. North Carolina has one of the fastest growing populations of immigrants in the United States. Often these are people who need many types of help and come to the library for assistance. Your library can help them learn what opportunities they have toward becoming United States Citizens. Carly Dlugoszewski with the Charlotte Field Office of USCIS will talk about materials available, program opportunites, and websites to assist you in these efforts. Your library could host a Naturalization Ceremony…very cool!

Carly Dlugoszewski, Community Relations Officer with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Financial Education Project; Thursday, 4 pm – 5 pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to help make libraries the go-to source for unbiased financial education and resources in every community. This presentation will provide detailed information on the free resources available through this project. Our goals are: 1) Build a community financial education infrastructure with libraries and national partners to reach consumers in their neighborhoods, while capitalizing on existing programs and resources already in the field. 2) Use that infrastructure to fill consumers’ critical financial knowledge gaps by providing and distributing easy-to-understand, behaviorally informed financial education content through participating public libraries. 3) Capitalize on existing programs and resources and expand efforts already occurring in communities. 4) Encourage and amplify best practices.

Ken McDonnell, Financial Education Outreach Analyst with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

GRS Business Meeting; Thursday, October 22 at 5:15 pm in Auditorium II