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Guide of the Week: Los Angeles

The ALA GODORT Handout Exchange has librarian-produced guides using resources from every level of government, from international to local. Today’s guide is a case in point:

Official Links for Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County (Mary Finley, California State University-Northridge, 2008)

This guide is broken up into six sections:

  • Official Links: City of Los Angeles – Los Angeles County
  • Directories and Guides: Services & Help – Business Assistance – Transportation – Education & Culture
  • L. A. City/County Statistics & Facts: Economic/Demographic – Crime – Environment – Education – Health – Other – Budgets
  • Election Issues & Results
  • Politicians: Who represents you? – Contact the politicians – Lobbyists and Campaign Contributions
  • Local Codes and Regulations

I am particularly impressed with the “statistics and facts” section as it draws Los Angeles related information from several levels of government. Sources here include:

When you take all of the linked resources together, there are dozens of them. So if you have any interest in Los Angeles or large urban areas, go check out Mary Finley’s guide.

Are you a librarian with a guide to local government information? Then post a link to the Handout Exchange. Don’t know of a guide to your area? Then go create one. Your patrons and your peers will thank you.

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