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Guide of the Week & Concluding Remarks

A Happy Independence Day to all of our US readers! May we live out the values enshrined in our founding document, including a sincere belief that all people are created equal and have inalienable rights no state can take away. Not even the United States.

This is going to be the last regular installment of “Guide of the Week” because I have hit two milestones. With this guide highlight, I will have hit every subject page at least once. With this week, I have done roughly a year’s worth of guide highlights as I started on July 12, 2008. I would end with July 11, 2009, except that I will be in Chicago attending the annual conference of the American Library Association. So it seems good to end this regular column today.

This isn’t the total end of highlighting materials from the ALA GODORT Handout Exchange, which you better have bookmarked by now. As I notice new guides being added, I will try and highlight them here. Additionally, if there seems to be an all consuming news topic that I can identify a relevant guide for, I’ll highlight it. We have created an archives page for past Guide of the Week features at http://freegovinfo.info/node/2654.

If you are a govdocs blogger, I hope you will use the Handout Exchange as a source of posts. And like I’ve been saying almost every week in the past year, if you are a docs librarian with a handout, I expect you to share it on the Exchange.

Housekeeping done, let’s move on to our last Guide of the Week:

Gender Equality (University of Colorado at Boulder Government Publications Library, 2008)

This annotated guide is divided into three sections: U.S. Information, International Information and Nongovernmental Sources. Some of the resources include:

In addition to this guide on Gender Equality, there are three other guides on women’s issues on the Exchange. They date from the late 1990s. Think that is too few from too long ago? Then link to your more current guide or handout on women-related government information resources!

Although I’ve now hit all of the guide subject pages from A to Z, there is much more to explore in the Handout Exchange Wiki. So go forth and explore. And if you’re a docs librarian, please link your favorite handout (or 12) to the Handout Exchange.

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1 Comment

  1. jrjacobs says:

    thanks Daniel for highlighting the handout exchange. It really goes to show how much work the community does to help library users and the public find and use government information and the wide scope of subject areas covered by govt information. It’s great that you’ve highlighted so many over the last year and it’s even more amazing that documents librarians continue to build guides and share them with the world!

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