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Published on October 25, 2008

Author: Chella555

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This presentation discusses the importance of teaching and promoting government and international documents to the students of History, International Studies, Political Science, and Latin American Studies.
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Library Instruction Sessions: U.S. Govt. & International Docs. Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, and U.S. Government & International Documents University of Miami Libraries ALA Conference, June 2008

Why Teach About Documents? Highly valuable sources of information Teaches critical thinking and evaluation Issues of global concern – global warming, human rights, drug trafficking, etc Interdisciplinary nature of information Recent information is available Available for free

Highly valuable sources of information

Teaches critical thinking and evaluation

Issues of global concern – global warming, human rights, drug trafficking, etc

Interdisciplinary nature of information

Recent information is available

Available for free

Discipline Specific Uses: History, Political Science, International Studies, & Latin American Studies Primary source materials Legislative history Domestic and public policy issues Hot international issues Concerns of present administration Government viewpoints Introduction to American and international governments

Primary source materials

Legislative history

Domestic and public policy issues

Hot international issues

Concerns of present administration

Government viewpoints

Introduction to American and international governments

Few Examples from U.S. Govt. The National Security Archive – http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/ Central Intelligence Agency – http://www.foia.cia.gov/special_collections.asp U.S. Department of State – http://www.state.gov/ U.S. Agency for International Development – http://www.usaid.gov/ The White House – http://www.whitehouse.gov/ World War II – http://worldwar2.smu.edu/ Library of Congress – http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html Foreign Relations of the United States – http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/

The National Security Archive – http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

Central Intelligence Agency – http://www.foia.cia.gov/special_collections.asp

U.S. Department of State – http://www.state.gov/

U.S. Agency for International Development – http://www.usaid.gov/

The White House – http://www.whitehouse.gov/

World War II – http://worldwar2.smu.edu/

Library of Congress – http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html

Foreign Relations of the United States – http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/FRUS/

International Examples United Nations – http://www.un.org/english/ Portals to the World: Library of Congress – http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html The World Bank – http://www.worldbank.org/ Asian Development Bank – http://www.adb.org/ Europa: Gateway to the European Union – http:// europa.eu/index_en.htm Inter-American Development Bank – http://www.iadb.org/ Organization of American States – http://www.oas.org/main/english/ OPEC Online Library – http://www.opec.org/library/

United Nations – http://www.un.org/english/

Portals to the World: Library of Congress – http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html

The World Bank – http://www.worldbank.org/

Asian Development Bank – http://www.adb.org/

Europa: Gateway to the European Union – http:// europa.eu/index_en.htm

Inter-American Development Bank – http://www.iadb.org/

Organization of American States – http://www.oas.org/main/english/

OPEC Online Library – http://www.opec.org/library/

Starting Points GPO Access – http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ USA.gov – http://www.usa.gov/ Open CRS – http://opencrs.com/ GODORT Handout Exchange and Clearing House – http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/godort.html U.S. Government Accountability Office – http://www.gao.gov/ Foreign Governments: Northwestern University – http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govinfo/resource/internat/foreign.html Foreign Governments: University of Michigan – http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html

GPO Access – http://www.gpoaccess.gov/

USA.gov – http://www.usa.gov/

Open CRS – http://opencrs.com/

GODORT Handout Exchange and Clearing House – http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/godort.html

U.S. Government Accountability Office – http://www.gao.gov/

Foreign Governments: Northwestern University – http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govinfo/resource/internat/foreign.html

Foreign Governments: University of Michigan – http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html

Promoting Use of Documents Marketing e-mails to faculty Word of mouth publicity by faculty Workshops on government documents Team-teach with other subject librarians Present at departmental meetings Student spokesperson Research consultations Reaching local community users Exhibits

Marketing e-mails to faculty

Word of mouth publicity by faculty

Workshops on government documents

Team-teach with other subject librarians

Present at departmental meetings

Student spokesperson

Research consultations

Reaching local community users

Exhibits

Results at the University of Miami Libraries Increased visibility of documents collection Research consultations – approximately 177 Course-related instruction sessions – approximately 70

Increased visibility of documents collection

Research consultations – approximately 177

Course-related instruction sessions – approximately 70

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