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It’s often overlooked that Langsdale is a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program. I thought I’d highlight a number of types of information that the country is unable to access while the shutdown continues and their importance. As you’ll Continue reading The Importance of Government Information
You may say, “What effect does the government shutdown have on libraries? Langsdale is not a federal agency.” True enough, but much of our information comes from government agencies. Federal information centers and archives were displaying messages like this on Continue reading How the government shutdown affects libraries
Hi! I’m Pete Ramsey, one of the Reference and Instruction librarians at Langsdale Library, and I also teach the Information Literacy (IDIS 110) course in first-year student learning communities. In my course, I like to include a segment where students Continue reading Open Data Applications
The budget for the federal government has been a major news story of late, and two competing plans for out nation’s long term finances will be a huge part of our national conversation over the summer. You might have heard Continue reading The Looming Budget Battle
If you wanted to read the recent health care bill for yourself how would you find it? How about if you wanted to read a specific speech by President George H. W. Bush during his time in office? As it Continue reading The Federal Government Online!
September 17 is Constitution Day. Find out more about this day and the document it celebrates by taking a look at our Constitution Day Guide: http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/howto/ConstitutionDay_guide.htm If you need help finding information on the Constitution, the Founding Fathers or any Continue reading Happy Constitution Day!
On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This bill appropriates additional federal funds for job creation and preservation, aid for those most affected by the recession, infrastructure projects (transportation, environmental, Continue reading New Guide: Federal Stimulus Bill (2009)
Here are some of the new titles that you can find in the Langsdale Government Documents Collection: State of Maryland Documents (shelved in the general collection) State of Maryland Children’s Cabinet & Governor’s Office for Children. Maryland’s Results for Child Continue reading New Gov Docs Titles: April 2008
Here are some of the new titles that you can find in the Langsdale Government Documents Collection: Print/CD/DVD (online version linked when available) Intelligence Community Legal Reference Book, Fall 2007. (PrEx 28.2: L52) Collects important legislation and legal guidelines used Continue reading New Gov Docs Titles: March 2008