Training Sessions


The Interior Library offers regular training sessions to introduce Department of the Interior employees and others to its services and to the information sources it makes available, either on employees' desktops or in person. Training sessions are presented via webinar.

Additional training sessions will be posted as they are scheduled. Please check this page regularly for changes or updates.

To register for a future training session, please use our Training Session Registration Form. If the registration form does not work at your location, you may use the Library's contact form. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Interior Library by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov or by phone at (202) 208-5815

Webinar recordings of recently completed Interior Library programs are available upon request. Please contact the Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or via the Library's contact form for more information.
 


Upcoming Programs

The Origins of the Antiquities Act
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

The nation’s first historic preservation legislation, the Antiquities Act was signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt on June 8, 1906. This law gives the President of the United States the authority to, by presidential proclamation, create national monuments from federal lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. The Act has been used nearly 300 times since its passage, reserving millions of acres of land in the process. This class, taught by Department of the Interior Law Librarian Amy Bilyeau, will briefly survey the application of the Antiquities Act, from its inception with the designation of endangered sites in 1906, through the 21st century.  

Please note: This program is only being offered as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the Library to obtain webinar information for this program.
 


 Litigation Research with Westlaw Edge
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

During this course, you will learn how to locate relevant briefs, pleadings, motions, dockets, jury verdicts, settlements, expert materials, and comprehensive reports most efficiently on experts, judges, and opposing counsel in Westlaw. You will also learn how to conduct additional research within dockets, jury instructions, court rules and Key Numbers. You will apply KeyCite to verify if you are relying on good law. The Westlaw instructor will cover how to use Litigation Analytics to home litigation strategy, and to manage expectations. Finally, the instructor will show you how to use Quick Check to check your own work and to analyze an opponent’s brief.

Please note: This program is only being offered as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the Library to obtain webinar information for this program.
 


 Introduction to the Congress.gov Website
Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Congress.gov is a collaborative effort amongst the Library of Congress, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Government Publishing Office to provide an official website for federal legislative information. It is a free resource that provides searchable access to bill statuses and summaries, bill texts, member profiles, the Congressional Record, committee reports, legislative process videos, and committee profile pages. Researchers can search across all of the content in the system, refine their results, quickly see the status of a bill on a timeline, and view member pages with sponsored and co-sponsored legislation. Additionally, the system is designed to dynamically fit any size screen being used, mobile phone, notebook, and/or computer. Please join librarians from the Law Library of Congress, for an introduction to the Congress.gov website, its current and planned resources, and tips on how to best navigate this valuable online legislative service.

Please note: This program is only being offered as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the Library to obtain webinar information for this program.

 

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