The original series for the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) began in April 2011 as an educational forum for librarians across North Carolina to learn more about government information, an area of research and support that can be challenging. Over the past few years, the group has produced webinars on a variety of topics from "The Beginner’s Guide to Legislative History” to “Data & Statistics for Researching Education". On September 16 the group will present its 50th webinar on US and global trade data, which will be led by the UNCG’s Business Librarian, Steve Cramer.
In recognition of the series' impact on the library profession, Lynda and the NCLA Government Resources Section received the NewsBank/Readex/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Research Award for 2015, which provided support for the migration of the webinars from Blackboard Collaborate to the new YouTube channel where they will be more accessible to the library profession and the wider community. She received the award at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in San Francisco in June 2015. The group currently has fourteen videos available on YouTube, but the rest of their recordings are still on the original NCLA GRS website.
All are welcome to view and learn from these recordings.