Researching Cities - Focus on Detroit

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Government Information: the Most Interesting Information in the World

Join Minitex and the University of Minnesota Libraries Regional Depository Library in a unique webinar series that highlights the exciting government information available to you and your patrons for free. Learn to determine the best starting points for your government information searching and be informed, my friends, through these free webinars.

With Detroit occupying more of the national spotlight there is increased interest in learning more about this major American city. Finding information about cities can prove challenging, especially when cities face budget challenges. Join University of Michigan Government Information Librarian Catherine Morse to learn about several sources created by different levels of government. This session will focus on helping users find information on Detroit but many of the strategies employed will work for other cities as well.

Amy Springer, Librarian for Government Information, Psychology, and Institute of Child Development, from the University of Minnesota will speak about transparency at the city level and our expectations as information seekers. Attendees will also gain an awareness of organizations that promote open meetings and transparency of government records.


Catherine Morse
Government Information, Law and Political Science Librarian
University of Michigan

Amy Springer
Librarian for Government Information, Psychology, and Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota

Who Should Attend?

Any library staff interested in learning about finding government information on cities.