Navigating Government Information
A TRAILS Webinar
Provides a general overview of government information and is geared towards library staff involved with reference or research consultation services.
Day & Time
January 20, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. MST
Target Audience
Library staff involved with reference or research consultation services.
Learning Objectives
1) Demystify government information. In the library world, this resource has been notoriously misunderstood as being difficult to find/interpret and this session aims to put participants at ease. All in all, participants should feel more confident in their work with government information.
2) Participants will gain a better appreciation of what government information actually encompasses: information that is create, published, or compiled by the government to fulfill a government agency’s purpose and mission.
3) Participants will learn how to become more efficient at searching for government information.
4) Answers the following questions: What types of government data and statistics are out there? What are some of the popular and useful portals for locating U.S. Government information? What types of information from our three branches of government do our patrons consistently find to be important?
Presenter: Ben Chiewphasa
Economics and Data Librarian, University of Notre Dame

Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
250F Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
o: +1 574-631-9038
Registration is not required but is requested. Sessions will be recorded and available if you register.
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For Montana libraries - This webinar counts toward continuing education credits for the Montana Library Certification Program.
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