GRS Past Events
GRS Past Events:
See our Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian Webinars page.
GRS Sponsored Events at the NCLA Biennial Conference October 4th-7th, 2011:
"Do We Really Need to Pay for this Anymore?" The best free v. fee sources for statistics and country research with Lynda Kellam and Steve Cramer
A Government Resources Section (GRS) and Business Librarians in North Carolina (BLINC) co-production
These days it's more important than ever to consider what's worth paying for to support country & statistical research. Recently, some important databases, previously fee--based, are now free. At the same time, some famous, expensive country reports are now available through NC LIVE. The speakers reviewed core sources and cast a "vote" about whether certain subscriptions are still worth the money.
Census 2010: An Update with Michele Hayslett, Bob Coats, and Erin Casullo Watkins
Michele Hayslett talked about the new American Factfinder! Bob Coats gave an update on the Census 2010 results and next steps. Erin Casullo Watkins of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce talked about Census 2010 at the local level, primarily trends and implications in the Charlotte area.
SimplyMap Training Retreat - November 12, 2010
NCLA's Government Resources Section and BLINC hosted an all-day
training retreat for SimplyMap, the web-based mapping tool available
through NC Live.
GRS Sponsored Programs at the 2009 NCLA Conference:
Politician’s Papers: Who Wants Them and Why
Ridley Kestler Memorial Program—Library archivists discussed the acquisition of the personal papers of politicians and their importance to library collections.
NC EDIS: Economic Development Intelligence System
John Correllus, Business Intelligence Director at NC Dept of Commerce, gave a tour of NCEDIS, a statistical and mapping tool that provides economic and demographic data for economic developers, businesses and the general public. Co-sponsored with BLINC.
Government Resources in State Library Digital Projects:
NC State Publications Collection, NC Mosaic, and Historical NC Census Data Jennifer Davison, Head, Government Documents Branch, and Amy Rudersdorf, Director, Digital Information Management Program, both with Government and Heritage Library, State Library of NC. Program highlighted State Library digital projects that focus on government resources. Co-sponsored with the State Library of NC Government and Heritage Library.
All About Census 2010
A panel presented the process and release for Census 2010, census data vs. American Community Survey data, and why libraries need to be involved. Beth Hayden, State Demographer, State Library of NC; Bob Coats, NC Office of State Budget and Management; Laura Strickland McClettie, US Census Bureau. Co-sponsored with REMCO.