DGI Programs at SLA 2019 Annual Conference

Be sure to attend sessions sponsored by the Government Information Division at the SLA 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio! Check the SLA 2019 Annual Conference Guide for room numbers and additional details.

Concurrent Sessions
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 9:00am - 10:00am 

A View of Government Information and Resources through the Copyright Lens

Join copyright guru Lesley Ellen Harris, CEO of Copyrightlaws.com, as she explores the issue of public access to documents and other resources through the lens of copyright. This session will provide an overview of copyright law, special library provisions, archives' and museums' use of content without obtaining permission, and which government works require permission and which do not.

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 2:30pm - 4:00pm 

Federal Agency Implementation of Public Access Plans Using New Repository Technologies 

Hear from several federal agency librarians about their public access plans, including the use of a repository designed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Science.gov, the gateway to U.S. federal science information.

Monday, June 17, 2019, 4:45pm - 5:45pm 

Cuyahoga County Government Archives: Outreach, Service, and Records Preservation

Dr. Judith Cetina, archivist of the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) archives, will provide information about her office's public service and outreach and about the agency's role in preserving the records of the Cuyahoga County government. She will also address the challenges of caring for records that are primarily in a paper format while also working to develop digital strategies for purposes of preservation and increased public access.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 9:00am - 10:00am 

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Government Resources for Your Users, Presented by the Cleveland Public LIbrary's Government Documents Department

Discover the hidden gems in government documents and learn about FREE resources that you can get even if you're not a federal depository library. Participants will get a brief introduction to print and digital federal materials, an overview of the collection at Cleveland Public Library and its patent and trademark research for the public, and tips and tricks on how to score free e-books, worksheets, and quality brochures and handouts. Samples will be on display, and ordering information will be made available for attendees to take back to their institutions.

Social and Business Events

Saturday, June 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Visit to the Cuyahoga County Archives
Join the Government Information Division for a visit to the Cuyahoga County Archives! The Cuyahoga County Archives was organized in the summer of 1975 and serves as a repository for the historical records of Cuyahoga County, and for current records requiring temporary maintenance. This event requires a ticketed event registration to attend. The cost is $8.00. All attendees registered for this event will receive complimentary roundtrip transportation provided by a pre-paid Uber code arranged by SLA. Register at the SLA 2019 Conference Site.

Saturday, June 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Government Information Division No-Host Dinner
Join fellow Government Information Division members for a meetup at Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar for drinks and eats. Attendees are responsible for their own food and beverage expenses. Cost for dinner are each person's responsibility.

Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:15am - 8:45am

Government Information Division Annual Business Meeting

Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Joint Division Reception
Join the Social Sciences & Humanities, Solo, Government Information, and Transportation Divisions for our annual reception. Enjoy food and drinks while mingling with fellow attendees, and learn more about the participating divisions.