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Federal Depository Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

Federal Depository Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

As libraries look ahead to the October 1 open enrollment date for the health insurance marketplace, there is an abundance of information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and many opportunities for libraries. IMLS is working with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare and with WebJunction and ZeroDivide to provide library staff with the online resources and community contacts they will need to respond to questions about the Marketplace. One of the key roles that Federal Depository Libraries can play is to maintain an awareness of available resources in your area, and develop an approach for connecting patrons to those resources in the way that makes the most sense for your community.

Please join this interactive session, where we will discuss strategies for libraries to identify ACA resources, hear from a Federal Depository member library that is working to prepare for patron requests, and obtain key policy and resource updates from ACA experts.

Presented by:

  • Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Susie Butler, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Kendra Morgan, WebJunction
  • Robbie Sittel, Tulsa City/County Public Library (FDL member)

*Closed Captioning will be provided for this event.

Date: Monday, September 23, 2013

 

Start time: 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific

 If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience. Please sign up here if you’d like to receive notifications about this project, including when the archive is available.

 Please note that this is session is geared towards Federal Depository Libraries and the ACA. If you are a public library, archived webinars that highlight options and information for public library engagement are available on WebJunction.