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But I Saw it On the News
In the past several years, patrons have been paying more and more attention to U.S. civics and politics thanks to the constant news cycles focused on the White House. How do you answer their questions without crossing the line into opinion? This session will teach you how to stick to “just the facts” with resources straight from the government.
Become familiar with federal resources online
Navigate the waters of authoritative vs. reliable
Identify federal and state politicians for patrons to contact regarding their inquiries
Sara Dobransky graduated from CWRU with a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology in 2008. She earned her master’s in library and information science from Kent State University in 2011. During her undergraduate time at Case she worked in the law library as a student assistant, moving to a full-time staff position upon graduation. She was promoted to librarian after graduating from Kent State. In the fall of 2015 she joined the Cleveland Public Library as the Government Documents Supervisor. That March she received her first formal training at the USPTO. Later that October she attended her first national Government Documents conference from the Government Publishing Office. Government has always been her passion, and the CPL position allows her to use both of her degrees in a way that works perfectly for her. Government is more than just the politics we see on TV. It's there to help us and support us. Resources are all around us if we look hard enough.