What Can U.S. Government Information Do for Me?

Librarians Explain the Discovery and Use of Public Data, Documents, Maps and Images

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About the Book

The United States government is one of the world’s largest publishers, printing and distributing a wealth of information including resources on American history, crime and justice data, contextualized government images, census data, genealogy research and much more. To serve patrons, library personnel must remain knowledgeable about U.S. government resources, agencies, departments, and websites.
Aimed at librarians and library personnel from all types of libraries, and at researchers, this practical, hands-on volume is a useful resource for learning how to find and apply information from the wealth of U.S. government resources. It aids in answering various types of patron questions, performing community outreach, engaging in civic activities, serving business patrons, and providing classroom instruction. Readers will learn to discover the government’s “hidden” information treasures and how to implement and adapt these resources in any library environment.

About the Author(s)

Tom Diamond is the collections and materials selector librarian at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. His published monographs include coverage of the tobacco industry and middle management in academic and public libraries. He is a member of the American Library Association.
Dominique Hallett is the government information and STEM librarian at Arkansas State University, as well as serving as adjunct instructor at University of Illinois teaching the Government Documents course.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Tom Diamond and Dominique Hallett
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8949-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4958-0
Imprint: McFarland