Training Sessions

The Interior Library offers regular training sessions to introduce DOI employees and others to its services and to the information sources it makes available, either on employees' desktops or in person.

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 contact form. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Interior Library 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 Questions and Comments form for more information.
 


Upcoming Programs

Topical Research on Westlaw - Environmental Law
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

This Westlaw instructor-led course builds upon and expands legal research skills using Westlaw to delve into environmental law. The focus will be finding case law, statutes, regulations, and administrative documents, as well as secondary sources, specific to the environment. This class will highlight the variety of ways environmental law research can be performed using Westlaw, encompassing the breadth and depth of these resources, along with a review of the best techniques to effectively and efficiently conduct searches using those materials.  Included will be an explanation of the power of Westlaw’s legal search engine, WestSearch, to return the most relevant results, and the importance of KeyCite in verifying the status of documents on Westlaw.  

Please note: This program is only being offered as a simultaneous online webinar. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available for DOI Solicitor's Office attorneys attending this program. Please contact the Library to obtain webinar or CLE credit information for this program.
 


The Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video, most of which are in the public domain. The collection includes digital still images, offering a visual representation Service’s mission; videos highlighting the work of FWS videographers who have produced outreach and instructional tools available for public access; and historical reports, brochures, texts, and oral history transcripts. Also included are podcasts and audio files. Fish and Wildlife Service Historian Mark Madison and Fish and Wildlife Service National Librarian Megan Burdi will examine the current holdings of the Fish and Wildlife Service Digital Library, look at plans to expand its holdings and review the best ways to search through this impressive collection.

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


Diving Deeper Into Legal Research Potential: Advanced Online Legal Research Concepts 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

The goal of this LexisNexis course is to harness the potential of attorneys and those investigating the law to learn things about online legal research you didn’t think you could learn before. This program offers a deeper dive into online legal research. According to the model rules of professional conduct, attorneys need to maintain competency, and a component of maintaining competency is to keep abreast of the benefits and risks of relevant technology. By the end of this course, you will be made aware of advanced online legal research methods to harness your potential as a researcher and to maintain a standard of competency in the legal profession.   

Please note: This program is only being offered as a simultaneous online webinar. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available for DOI Solicitor's Office attorneys attending this program. Please contact the Library to obtain webinar or CLE credit information for this program. 
 


Useful Federal Resources on the Web 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

While the Internet can be a great resource for federal documents, it is often difficult to know what trustworthy sites to go in order to find the official materials that you are looking for. Many websites proclaiming themselves to be an authoritative source for federal government information actually have out of date or just factually incorrect information. Finding those that are relevant and reliable can often be a difficult task. Join Interior Library Head of Reference Services Jennifer Klang on this tour of valuable and reliable sources of federal information on the Internet. Websites from the Library of Congress, the Government Printing Office, the University of Oklahoma, and the U.S. Census Bureau will be among those featured in this course. Designed for both the beginning and advanced searcher, attendees will learn about resources for scientific reports, legislative documents, statistical information, Native American documents, and other useful items. 

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

 

Updated November 2022

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