GPO And Depository Libraries Partner To Offer Online Reference Assistance
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is joining the
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Federal Depository
Libraries around the country to provide an online reference service to
the American public. UIC will manage and maintain this unique free web
based service called "Government Information Online: Ask a
Librarian." It will be supported by nearly 20 public, academic and
state libraries throughout the country. This service will give the
public an opportunity to ask questions about government resources to
librarians who specialize in finding government information on every
An example of how this service works: with the
current process in the Presidential elections, the public may have
questions about the primaries, caucuses and Electoral College process.
A librarian is available at http://govtinfo.org/ to answer those or any other questions about the government.
Yale University currently offers "Ask a Librarian" services to its library patrons, at http://www.library.yale.edu/reference/asklive/index.html