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Aug 6 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Western States - Federal Depository Basics

Introduction and overview of the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Great for newbies and "new at heart."

Presenters: Regional Depository Librarians from the Western States.

Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.


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Aug 6 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Western States - Libraries Transforming Communities (Keynote address)

The Harwood Institute is currently partnering with the ALA on its Libraries Transforming Communities initiative that seeks to strengthen librarians’ roles as core community leaders and change-agents. This initiative addresses a critical need within the library field by developing and distributing new tools, resources, and support for librarians to engage with their communities in new ways.

This presentation is relevant to all types of libraries.

Counts as 1.5 contact hours CE credit

Link to http://www.theharwoodinstitute.org/ for more information on the Harwood Institute.


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Aug 6 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Western States - Services to the Community

A discussion of Citizenship Corner and Social Security support projects as federal agencies are connecting to and partnering with libraries.

Presenters: Representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Social Security Administration.

Counts as 1.5 contact hours CE credit.


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Aug 7 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Western States - International Sources and Statistics
How to Find Them Even When They Hide

Many liberal arts majors shy away from the word "statistics," imagining that they are boring and hard to deal with. As librarians, we are hardy souls and know that the reality is more interesting and often easier to manage than many fear. With little training and some twisted thinking, you too can find the numerical data that your patrons need to illuminate their research projects with data from around the world, US government, international agency, and individual country statistics will be covered. Includes database and Google tips and tricks.

Presenter: Kate Holvoet, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)

Counts as 1.0 contact hour CE credit


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Aug 7 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Western States - GPO National Plan

A national plan for accessing and preserving government information has been proposed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. The plan will be presented and discussed.

Presenters: Regional depository librarians

Counts as 1.0 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 7 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Western States - Lightning Talks

Short presentations (10-15 minutes each)

The Bespoke Digital Collection relating to the Supreme Court case documents in the Arizona v. California Digital Collection (Found Here).

Presenter: Erik Beck, William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado

Dust off your Documents for National History Day.

Presenter: Barbara Whalen, Denver Public Library

The Darkening of Government Information.

Presenter: Chris Brown, University of Denver.

Counts as 1.0 contact hour CE credit
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Aug 7 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Western States - Expanding Outreach and Access for Your (digital) Collections:
Creating Access for All

This session will feature a discussion about the ways two statewide digital initiatives work with local institutions, large and small, to develop and publish online collections, which are then harvested by a DPLA hub and eventually available via the Digital Public Library of America.

Presenters: Anna Neatrour, Mountain West Digital Library (DPLA hub) Richard Prouty, Arizona Memory Project (DPLA affiliate) Jennifer Birnel, Montana Memory Project (DPLA affiliate)

Counts as 1.0 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 8 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Western States - State Government Resources
Wildfires, Flooding, Landslides, Oh My!

Disaster resources from state government agencies. Whether you live in the mountains or on the plains, natural disasters are a fact of life. Learn what information can be found using state government publications. Join us while we compare and contrast resources from all 8 states.

Presenter: Samantha Hager, Colorado State Library

Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit


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Aug 8 2014
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Western States - Alternate Views: Outside Comments and Reviews of the FDLP (2012-2014)
Breakout Sessions

Conference attendees will be divided into break-out sessions to discuss four "alternative views" of the Federal Depository Library Program. Participants will be assigned to a virtual discussion room and asked to comment on one of the following reports. Please check the conference website for links to the works to be discussed. (http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/govpubs/conference/WesternState2014/schedule.htm)

Counts as 0.75 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 8 2014
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Western States - Round-up with Sharing of Ideas from the Alternate Views Discussions

Ideas from the small group discussions will be shared, and concluded with a wrap-up of this conference.

Counts as 1.25 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 12 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Patent Basics
Learn What You Need to Know From Attorney Tom Galvani
Come and join us to learn patent basics including:

What is a patent?

What can be patented?

What does it mean for an invention to be "novel" and "non-obvious"?

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