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Government Information Day (GID)

Government Information Day 2022 Conference Schedule

Registration: Great Hall
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Welcome: History Reference Room 211
9:15-9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 1: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Session 1-A: History Reference Room 211
Quick Guide and Helpful Resources to Homeschooling in Indiana
Thinking about homeschooling in Indiana? Join this session for some brief guidance on transitioning to homeschooling in the Hoosier state. Looking for some awesome (free) resources to help you on your way? We’ve got you covered with info on civics, science, language and more!
Presenter: Suzanne Walker

Session 1-B: Indiana Authors Room 203
Learning to Love Federal Documents
How do you get library staff excited about working with government publications? Staff from the U.S. Government Publishing Office will discuss how to get librarians interested in and comfortable with government documents. Examples will cover Federal Depository Library Program promotion, government information reference and common myths. The session will also include tips training for those who do not work directly with the FDLP.
Presenter: Katherine Pitcher

Break 10:30-11:00 a.m. (Conflict Free – Go Meet with Conference Vendors)

Session 2: 11:00-11:55 a.m.
Keynote Address: History Reference Room 211
Presenter: Hugh Halpern, Director, U.S. Government Publishing Office

Lunch on Your Own
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Board Room 401: Lunch with a Government Documents Coordinator
Looking to chat informally with a gov doc librarian? Join us in the Indiana State Library Board Room to enjoy an informal lunch and conversation with a government documents librarian. Just be sure to pack your own lunch or grab a bite to go and join us in Room 401.

Concurrent Session 3: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Session 3-A: History Reference Room 211
Swinging into the 1950s! NARA Releases the 1950 Census
Explore the 1950 census and discover the socio-political and cultural universe of mid-century Indiana! Can you solve your family mystery with the new census release? What was the racial diversity like in your grandparents’ neighborhood? How many TVs were in their neighborhood? Answer these and other questions in this informative session. Put on your vintage thinking fedoras!
Presenters: Katie Springer and Jamie Dunn

Session 3-B: Indiana Authors Room 203 Gateway to U.S. Government Science Information
Sponsored by INDIGO
Learn how to find U.S. scientific and technical government information online. This session covers using, a portal offering free access to U.S. scientific and technical information from 13 federal agencies. Discover databases, collections, publications and amazing multimedia and science education (STEM) resources published or funded by the U.S. government! Session includes a guide to resources. (TLEU eligible)
Presenter: Andrea Morrison

Break 2:30-3:00 p.m. (Conflict Free – Go Meet with Conference Vendors)

Concurrent Session 4: 3:00-3:55 p.m.
Session 4-A: History Reference Room 211
State Documents in the Indiana State Library Digital Collections
This program will show the various state documents in the Indiana State Library’s Digital Collections and those that the Indiana State Library has contributed to Internet Archive. It will include materials from the Legislature and various Indiana state agencies. (TLEU eligible)
Presenter: Chris Marshall

Session 4-B: Indiana Authors Room 203
Sustainable Strides: Efforts and Open Resources toward Environmental Preservation
This session will provide an overview of the strides Indiana has taken to becoming a more environmentally sustainable state. From its roots as a coal hub, Indiana and local governments have initiated movements to safeguard our state. This presentation will trace Indiana’s history and
progress of government entities to preserve our natural environment. Attendees will learn online resources and discover new techniques to research environmental sustainability topics in Indiana like renewable energy, crop rotations, recycling and other green strides occurring near you.
Presenter: Emily Alford

Closing Remarks: History Reference Room 211 4:00-4:15 p.m.

Government Information Day 2022 Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for Government Information Day 2022. This 1-day in-person conference on Friday May 20, 2022, at the Indiana State Library. GID22 will feature presentations on topics relating to state, federal, and census data information. This year’s theme is Building Connections. Discovering .GOV, and features speakers from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), Indiana University Wells Library, and Indiana State Library. The keynote speaker for GID22 is GPO Director Hugh Halpern, the agency’s chief executive officer.

During the day, there will be no-conflict opportunities for attendees to visit exhibitors’ information booths. The event is free to attend and offers a great learning and networking opportunity for librarians, library staff, information professionals, and members of the public. Indiana public librarians can earn up to 4 LEUs toward their certification. For any questions, please contact Brent Abercrombie, GID22 Planning Committee Chair, Indiana Regional Depository Coordinator, at (317) 232-3733 or

About the Conference:

Government Information Day, or GID, is a free biennial conference for librarians interested in learning about government resources and improving information literacy. The conference is typically held at the Indiana State Library, and serves as an excellent networking opportunity for Indiana or government documents librarians. Indiana public librarians can also earn LEUs for nearly every session they attend.

The next Government Information Day conference will be Friday May 20th, 2022 at the Indiana State Library. Stay tuned for more information detailing conference sessions and participating vendors. Registration will open in early 2022.

Previous GID Programs

GID Program 2020 (conference session recordings available)
GID Program 2018
GID Flyer 2015
GID Program 2013

GID20 Recordings,

FD BA 5-31-2022