Hello -

I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the
Department of the Interior Library on Wednesday, August 1st at 2:00 pm for
our next DOI Library Training Session, "Federal Legislative History
Research Using Print Resources."

In order to find the legislative intent of a bill or public law,
researchers need to compile reports, testimony, debate, and other materials
related to that piece of legislation to find keys as to what Congress hoped
to accomplish by passing this bill.  The final compilation of all these
materials provides the researcher with a complete “legislative history” of
the bill or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what
Congress intended with this legislation.

Those interested in learning the process involved in compiling an official
federal legislative history using older materials not yet found on the
Internet will find this particular training program invaluable.   Attendees
will learn how to use print resources housed in the DOI Library to conduct
legislative history research.  Included will be a look at how to put
together an “official” legislative history using Library sources such as
the Congressional Information Service indexes, U.S. Congressional Serial
Set, Congressional Record, and the U.S. Code Congressional and
Administrative News.  This program will be conducted by Reference Librarian
Jennifer Klang.

All that are interested are invited.  The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington.  Please contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by
e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be coming.    We hope to
see you then!

George Franchois
Coordinator of Library Services
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC  20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773