ALA E-Government Toolkit Now Available

Government agencies at the local, state and federal level are increasingly moving online to provide services directly to the public, resulting in new opportunities as well as challenges for the nation’s libraries. Recognizing the importance of this development, the ALA Committee on Legislation charged its E-Government subcommittee to develop a toolkit with tips and guidance to assist librarians in planning, managing, funding, and promoting E-Government services. After over two years of work, the toolkit is now available on the ALA website.

E-Government is defined as the use of technology, particularly the Internet, as a means to deliver government services and to facilitate the interaction of the public with government entities. The toolkit includes suggestions for service level policies, as well as tips specific to public, school, academic, and special libraries. The document is full of links to useful resources for finding grants to support E-Government services, related E-Government training programs, discovering what services other libraries are providing and more. Check out this new resource today!

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