Hi Everyone -

I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the
Department of the Interior Library on Wednesday, August 7th from 10:00 to
11:15 am for a training session entitled "Introduction to"
part of our series of free training sessions at the DOI Library., the successor to, is the new online resource for
accessing free, fact-based United States legislative information. It is a
collaborative effort by the Library of Congress, Senate, House of
Representatives, and the Government Printing Office. Researchers can now
search across all of the content in the system, refine their results,
quickly see the status of a bill on a timeline, and view the new Member
pages with sponsored and co-sponsored legislation. Additionally, the system
is designed to dynamically fit any size screen being used, mobile,
notebook, and/or computer. For many, a key feature is the use of durable
URLs assigned to specific documents found in the database. is
presently in the beta stage, so information from THOMAS is being migrated
over in stages. The Congressional Record and the detailed list of
Congressional actions per legislative bill were recently added. Other data,
such as committee reports, nominations, and treaty information from the
Senate Foreign Relations committee will be incorporated over time. When the
migration is complete in late 2014, the older, more fragile will
be retired.

Please join Pamela Barnes Craig, Senior Legal Reference Librarian at the
Law Library of Congress, for an introduction to the new
website, its current and planned resources, and tips on how to best
navigate this valuable online legislative service.

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.  Space for the program is limited so please go to the following
link to register:

Unfortunately, this class will not be offered remotely via webinar.

You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at
[log in to unmask] for more information about this program.  For
information about future DOI Library Training Sessions, we encourage you to
visit our Training Sessions website athttp://

We hope to see you on August 7th.

George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
Library URL: