[Libs-Or] Call for Proposals: Western States Government Information Virtual Conference, August 5-6, 2020

Arlene Weible arlene.weible at state.or.us
Wed Apr 22 08:12:36 PDT 2020

Call for Proposals

Western States Government Information Virtual Conference<https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/norlin-library/government-information-library/western-states-government-information>

August 5-6, 2020

Trusted to Serve: Promoting Quality Government Services in Libraries

The Western States Government Information Virtual Conference is a free, biennial conference hosted by Government Information Librarians in the Western States and is open to all. We invite attendees from across the United States to gather online to discuss topics related to all levels of government (local, state, federal, and international). This year's conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.

Research indicates libraries hold the public's trust in an age when there is much distrust of government and other public institutions. The U.S. Census Bureau recognized this and actively partnered with libraries to promote 2020 Census participation. Responses to the COVID-19 crisis also showed many innovative ways that libraries can partner with all levels of government to share information and meet community needs. What else can libraries do to leverage our status as trusted institutions to advocate for user-focused government services?

Suggested topics for presentations:

*         Promotion/outreach activities around government services such as voter registration, civic engagement, tax filing, and applications for benefits through libraries.

*         Local library/government collaborations around Covid -19, Census 2020, or other government programs

*         Using census data to improve library services

*         Open data initiatives

*         Other government information-related topics are welcome!

Submit your Proposal: https://forms.gle/KH8rzhcvdui3LpKFA

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2020

Proposers will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2020

Questions? Contact Arlene Weible, arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>

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Sent on behalf of the Western States Government Information Virtual Conference Planning Committee by

Arlene Weible, MLS
Electronic Services Consultant
Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator
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