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All Government Information is Local: Building on a Century of Local and Regional Information in Libraries - A GODORT/MAGERT Preconference

Friday, July 10, 2009
9:00 am to 1:00 pm, US/Central

Come see this spirited panel discussion about the history and future of local government information resources and services in the library. Learn from experts and practitioners in urban studies who suggest specific ways to cooperate with local governments that serve the library's community in order to get important public information, and set up engaged citizen forums to discuss critical issues involving local education, environment, employment, and social policies.

Those lucky enough to snag the one of the remaining seats will join the other pre-conference attendees in an exclusive walking tour sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio shortly after the program ends at 1pm. This is a private guided tour by one of the Home and Studio's resident docents and will feature Wright's life, work, and examination of some of the best examples of his architectural treasures in Oak Park, along with a special emphasis on his influence on urban planning.

Many thanks to Lexis/Nexis for the support that makes this program possible!          


  • John A. Shuler, Bibliographer for Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Charlie Hoch, Professor, Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Rana Hutchinson Salzmann, Librarian, American Planning Association, Merriam Center Library;
  • Joseph Schwieterman, Director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Professor of  Public Service Management at DePaul University;
  • Davis Schneiderman, Co-Director, Virtual Burnham Initiative
  • John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland


  • The Cheney Mansion
  • 220 North Euclid
  • Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Phone (708) 383-2612

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