Events and Training

GPO calendar of events and training


Introducing loc.gov: Orientation and Research Strategies

Speaker: Elizabeth L. Brown, Reference Librarian, Main Reading Room, The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the Nation's oldest Federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 173 million items—including books, recordings, photographs, maps, sheet music, and manuscripts—in its collections. It collects in some 470 languages, with materials ranging from rare cuneiform tablets to born-digital materials. Through its website, it provides access to resources, services, and over eleven million of its multimedia primary sources.

How can you access this wealth of information? What resources and services can assist you? This program provides an overview of the Library of Congress’s website, which serves as the portal to several million digital and digitized multimedia collection items—along with records for millions of additional physical holdings. As an introduction to the Library of Congress’s diverse online resources, the webinar highlights featured collection content as well as navigation and research strategies.
 


Dates: September 27
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
Location: FDLP Webinar
Cost: Free






Methods of Payment
GPO accepts the following methods of payment: Purchase Card or GPO Deposit Account You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your successful registration for this class. If payment is required, an Institute staff member will be in contact.

Cancellations
In the event that a class must be cancelled by The Institute at GPO, every effort will be made to notify you by email of the cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to the class date. You will receive information regarding the option to transfer your registration to another class offered by The Institute or to choose to receive a refund.

If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, contact us at [email protected] as soon as you know you will not be able to attend. Every effort will be made to reschedule you for a later class date, if available.

Special Needs Requests
If you have special needs such as interpreters or readers, please let us know at least five weeks in advance of the class (sub-contractors require 30 days notice for these services). Although we are pleased to make whatever arrangements are necessary to ensure that all students receive the maximum benefit from the training, the Institute operates on a cost-recovery basis and must recoup any added fees from the student's agency.