Anyone attending this year's MLA Annual Conference may want to check out:

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003
8:45-10:15 a.m.
T05 Democratization of Government Data: Available But Useful?
An informed public is the foundation of democracy. Governments are the largest purveyors and publishers of statistical information. Finding and using these statistical resources from all levels of government can be challenging. This program will explore heavy and under used sites, and question their usability for the non-statistician.
Speaker: Shawn Nicholson, Head, Government Documents Library, Michigan State University
Sponsored by the Reference Division

Friday, October 31, 2003
8:45-10:15 a.m.
F04 Navigating the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website
Attendees will learn useful navigation tips and discover where the hiddent treasures are located. Learn where to find consumer and producer price indexes, family expenditures, payby occupation and area, workplace fatalities, employment and unemployment, labor force projections and more.
Speaker: Ronald Guzicki, Regional Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Sponsored by the Conference Program Committee

Another meeting to note:

Friday, Nov. 7th, 2003
Michigan Council of Federal Depository Libraries biennial meeting
Central Michigan University Library in Mt. Pleasant.

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