Free Government e-Resources for Youth: Inform, Inspire, and Activate

Free Government e-Resources for Youth: Inform, Inspire, and Activate

by Dorothy Ormes


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Specifically focusing on the resources on federal government available online, this book supports the education of young citizens and supplies directions for conducting programs for youth on the government.

• Introduces librarians to a vast range of no-cost resources that can be added to their services repertoire, including reference, programming, and displays

• Helps librarians educate young citizens about their government and how it works

• Supports teachers and homeschoolers in K–12 education with a breadth of government resources applicable to a variety of subject matter that is linked to national standards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440841316
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Ormes, MLS, MEd, is associate professor and government information/instruction librarian at Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Why Government Information? Why Now? xiii

1 Stakeholders in U.S. Government Information 1

2 Understanding the Governmental Process 11

3 The Government and Education 27

4 The Government and Science 43

5 The Government and the Arts and Humanities 59

6 The Government and Numbers: The Census and Beyond 75

7 The Government and Money 89

8 More Government on the Web: Agency Pages, Digital Information, Apps, and Mobile Sites 103

9 Finding the Needle in the Haystack 127

10 Joining the FDLP; Are You Eligible? What's in it for You? 133

Conclusion 139

Index 141

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