Friday, November 13, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All online, via GoToMeeting


Save the date for Government Information Day!

The Government Information Special Interest Group (GI SIG) of the Wisconsin Library Association is pleased to present a new, all virtual Government Information Day for any library worker with an interest in government documents. A link to register will be published soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars for a great day of learning about:

  • The political context of the 2020 Census with Dr. Margo Anderson, emeritus professor of history at UW-Milwaukee
  • Census data tools with trainers from the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Legal reference with Carol Hassler, Wisconsin State Law Library
  • Open discussion about COVID-19 and its impact on our libraries
  • And updates from Wisconsin state and federal depository librarians!

Schedule At-a-Glance

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome & General Information
9:10 am - 10:00 am

2020 U.S. Census:  Why Has it Been So Controversial and What Will the Numbers Show?

Dr Margo Anderson
, Distinguished Professor, Emerita, of history, UW-Milwaukee, and author of several books on the U.S. Census

10:00 am - 10:05 am


10:05 am - 10:55 am

Using the Newest Census Data Tool,
Ileana C. Serrano, Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office/Data Dissemination and Training Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

10:55 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Legal Reference Tips

Carol Hassler, Wisconsin State Law Library

11:50 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

Wisconsin Document Depository Update
Abby Swanton, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries and Technology, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning

1:05 pm - 1:25 pm

Federal Depository Library Program Update

Beth Harper, Regional Depository Librarian, Memorial Library, UW-Madison

1:25 pm - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Discussion: How Has the Pandemic Affected Our Organizations? A chance for us to talk about the situations at our libraries, good and bad.
2:30 pm - 2:35 pm Break
2:35 pm - 3:35 pm

Milestones in the Wisconsin Depository Library Community, a panel presentation

    • You Might Already Be a Winner!
      Robin Miller, Head of Discovery & Assessment, McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire

    • Pandemic and Retirement, Reflections on Working 30 Years in Federal Depository Libraries
      Nancy Mulhern, retired Historic Collections Consultant, Wisconsin Historical Society Library

  • Jill G. ThomasJill Thomas, Lawrence University
  • 3:35 pm - 4:15 pm

    Government Information Special Interest Group (GISIG) meeting


    Thanks to our partners!