Welcome to LibEGov.org
[Note: this site is in beta and still undergoing changes in content and organization]
Welcome to LibEGov.org! This site, developed by the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland, the American Library Association, and various public and state libraries, and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a National Leadership Grant, is designed with the goal of helping libraries to better meet the e-government needs of users. The site aims to foster collaboration among libraries and government agencies, and also to think more broadly about partnerships to meet community e-government needs. Its current focus is on federal information about immigration and taxation, with the goal of expanding to other topics and levels of government (state and local).
Disclaimer: This site was developed and is maintained by non-governmental organizations. For a complete list of those involved, see our list of Partners. Neither participation in, nor funding of, LibEGov constitutes an endorsement of the information provided herein.
The site is organized into three levels of information:
This section includes starter information on creating an e-government presence in your library. Issues addressed include:
- How to create partnerships;
- How to perform community needs assessments;
- Information on dealing with differing levels of literacy among patrons; and
- Potential legal issues that may arise in connection with providing e-government services.
Sometimes patrons need immediate help with e-government issues. In the "Ready Reference" section, you will find links to and short descriptions of online resources available from government agencies that deal with immigration and taxation issues.
The "At Your Library" section contains ideas and materials for implementing taxation and immigration-related programming in your own institutions. This includes information on developing classes and other types of library events, as well as tips for creating an e-government website. We also highlight best practices in public libraries across the U.S. dealing with e-government in the areas of taxation and immigration.
You also have access to government information librarians through the Government Information Online (GIO) virtual Ask A Librarian service. These librarians are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject
Questions? If you have any questions or suggestions about the site, feel free to contact us. We hope you find this information useful and continue to check back for updated content.