You are cordially invited to attend:Friday July 22, 4-5pm: Jennifer Horne
KYSLA Speaker Series-Jennifer Horne
When: July 22, 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Title: Why Do They Make This So Hard?: Researching State Legislation in Kentucky and Beyond
Description: While most of the attention is focused on the actions (or lack thereof) of the U.S. Congress, the nation's state legislatures are increasingly deciding the issues that affect citizens most directly, including voting rights, abortion, and what is allowed to be taught in schools. This presentation will highlight the challenges of researching state legislation, including navigating state legislative websites that are not necessarily designed with the average citizen in mind (Kentucky!). It will also highlight alternative sources of state legislative information and strategies for ferreting out additional information and context on state legislation.
Bio: Jennifer Horne is the Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian at the University of Kentucky. In this role, she supports the schools of business, public policy and administration, and diplomacy. She also serves as the library's forward-facing contact for government information. Prior to joining UK, she spent more than twenty years in public policy research and legislative affairs for organizations that represent state and local officials, including the Council of State Governments, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.