Hi Everyone -
I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the Department of the Interior Library on Tuesday, February 12th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET for a free training session entitled "Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Step-by-Step Example for Beginners," part of our series of free training sessions at the DOI Library.
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 bypassing the bill. The final compilation of all these materials provides the researcher with a "legislative history" of the bill or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what Congress intended with this legislation. Those inexperienced with legal research in general but interested in learning the process involved in compiling a federal legislative history will find this program invaluable. A specific Public Law will be the focus of a step-by-step piecing together of a legislative history using electronic resources available through the DOI Library such as the ProQuest Congressional database, HeinOnline, Congress.gov and govinfo.gov. This class will be presented by DOI Reference Librarian Shyamalika Ghoshal.
All that are interested are invited. Please note that the DOI Library is located in Room 1151 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, just off the C Street entrance lobby. The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington, DC. Space for the program in the Library is limited so please go to the following link to register:
We do prefer that you attend in person here at the DOI Library if you can. However, please note that this class is also being offered as a simultaneous online webinar for those that can't attend in person. When you register, please indicate the name of the program you wish to attend and if you need information about webinar access.
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 or if you have trouble registering using the link above. For more information about the DOI Library, its resources, and its services, please visit our website at http://www.doi.gov/library.
We hope that you can attend either in person or virtually on February 12th!
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)