Teaching TEKS with Government Document and Maps presented by Tom Rohrig Government Documents/Maps Coordinator and Minerva Alaniz, Education Librarian Saturday, October 20, 2007 TLA District 9 Meeting, Lamesa, TX Presenters Contact Information Minerva Alaniz - 806-742-2238 x 292 email@example.com Tom Rohrig 806-742-2238 x280 firstname.lastname@example.org Handouts Teaching TEKS with Government Documents and Maps (powerpoint) Selected Information Sources for Teaching TEKS with Government documents and Maps (bibliography) Goals: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) What is TEKS? Why Texas Tech Univ Lib is interested in TEKS Benefits of using documents/maps to teach TEKS Describe Govt Documents depository program Discuss availability of government documents resources in West Texas area. A Brief Reminder – Lubbock Area Library Association (LALA) http://www.freewebs.com/lubbockala/ LALA’s Mission Statement: This association exists to advocate and promote the value of librarians and libraries in the Lubbock area through organizing, networking, education and information sharing Links to other libraries, resources Goal 1 – What is TEKS? TAKS and TEKS and why all types of West Texas librarians should care. TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) is a “comprehensive testing program for public school students in grades 3-11” Every TAKS test “is directly linked to the TEKS curriculum. TEKS TEKS stands for “Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills” TEKS is the “state-mandated curriculum for Texas public school students. Webpage http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/index.h tml TEKS TEKS are learning standards to “help ensure that all students are prepared to meet the challenges ahead of them as they move into the next century.” http://www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum/L earningStandards.pdf TEKS Also available – TAKS-based study guides for subject and grade at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.asse ssment/resources/guides/study/index.ht ml Goal 2 - Why Texas Tech Univ Lib is interested in TEKS Texas Tech Library - Mission Statement Mission Statement - Through individualized service, the Texas Tech University Libraries connect users with resources that advance intellectual inquiry and discovery. Texas Tech Library – Strategic Plan Objective 3.1: Expand services and partnerships to serve individuals, institutions, communities throughout the region. Objective 3.2:Develop services and programs for the community and area libraries to fulfill the responsibilities of a regional government documents depository. Texas Tech Library – Services - How you can check out material If in print--use Texshare card or through Document Delivery (ILL) Call Minerva or myself to expedite locating the material. Texas Tech Library – Services How to research our collection Remotely - Online Catalog Catalog of US Govt Publications 1976http://catalog.gpo.gov/F In-House Apply for temporary eRaider account at Circulation Desk Texas Tech Library – Services Provide Library demonstrations and/or tours for school groups Teachers and students can view Library’s virtual tour http://library.ttu.edu/ul/instruction/virtu al_tour/ Goal 3 - Benefits of using documents/maps to teach TEKS Benefits 1) Depository Libraries nearby – Texas Tech and Law Library Govt documents cover every subject related to TEKS Govt documents are usually primary-source material Govt docs are authoritative and relatively non-biased. Govt docs are interesting. Govt docs can be used in print and online. Useful material from every agency/department of the U.S. Government, e.g. Congress - hearings NASA – space flight DOD – Area handbooks HHS - social issues USGS – maps Natl Park Service – maps, exploring Benefits – Key web pages Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids http://bensguide.gpo.gov Links by grade level Subject links to other kid sites http://bensguide.gpo.gov/pt/subject.html Benefits – Key web pages GPO Access http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ Browse Topics http://www.library.okstate.edu/govdocs/bro wsetopics/ Benefits – Key web pages Federal Agency Websites http://www.gpoaccess.gov/agencies.html USA.Gov (Kids.gov) http://www.usa.gov/ Science.gov http://www.science.gov/ Goal 4 - Describe Govt Documents depository program Government Documents is a federal Regional depository Founded 1935 became regional depository in 1960s retains material indefinitely serves this Congressional District and beyond Selectives vs Regional (TTU Law Library) Location and Holdings of Regional depository Located in University Library Basement, some dup. copies in Stacks Over a million items in all formats – paper, CD-ROM, DVD, microfiche, microfilm, electronic, etc. Entire collection, except Maps, is on compact shelving Characteristics of Regional depository collection Separate collection (65% of collection cataloged) Library of Congress (subject) vs. Superintendent of Documents (archival) Example: DS (History) vs D 101. (U.S. Army titles) Call number changes when agency/department responsible for publication changes Characteristics of Regional depository collection Has material from most agency/dept. since federal govt. began. Strong collections - Congressional publications, agriculture, science, military, legislative Can obtain material through Document Delivery or purchase material for collection, e.g. National Archives microfilm publications Government Documents webpage Basic focal points for services/information are the two webpages – Government Documents and Maps http://library.ttu.edu/ul/govdocs/ Government Documents webpage Main Sections: • About Government Documents • Map collection • Other collections of Special Interest • International information • Links to Government Information • Texas State Documents • U.S. Government Publications • Worldwide Web Exploration Indexes - Electronic Subscription Databases – General L-N Congressional Universe (Law Library has access to full-image 1789-1969) - Provides indexing for all congressional publications except Congressional Record. Covers 1969 - date L-N Statistical Universe - ASI, IIS, and SRI modules Provides indexing to statistics for all federal statistics, private, state, and International statistics IGOs – International Government Organizations, e.g. UN, OECD). L-N Government Periodicals Index - Often only source for indexing all government periodicals, many of which have gone online only. Indexes - Electronic Subscription Databases – General Indexes - Electronic Subscription Databases – General Government Printing Office (FirstSearch) - Basic index to all types of government documents from 1976 to date Indexes – Electronic Subscription Databases – Specialized Global Newsbank – includes intl docs 1996Declassified Documents - covers material from 1905 to date. Unique resource Indexes – Electronic government databases NTIS (free searching 1990 to date, some free downloads, most fee-based) www.ntis.gov FDLP Electronic Collections http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdl p/ec/scfti.html Indexes – Electronic government databases Thomas (Legislative information) http://thomas.loc.gov/ FirstGov (official U.S. government portal) http://www.firstgov.gov/ Google (U.S. Government Search) http://www.google.com/ig/usgov Indexes – Print Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications 1885Cumulative Title Index to U.S. Government Documents 1789-1969 Index Table 3 Cumulative Subject Index 1900-1971 Index Table 3 Specialized Reference Tools Legislative - U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations Census - 1790 to date, www.census.gov Researching federal legislation http://thomas.loc.gov Lexis-Nexis Congressional Universe Goal 5 - Discuss availability of government documents resources in West Texas area. List of Depository libraries http://www.gpoaccess.gov/libraries.htm l Future of federal documents – “Books, Bytes, & Beyond” – Theme of TLA 2008 conference For past 5 years, majority of documents are born digital or published in both digital/print format. Documents also has huge legacy collection of print, microfiche, diskette, CD, and DVD. Future of federal documents The future is digital. Major goal of GPO is to digitize entire legacy collection. e.g. GoogleBooks GPO and partner libraries will digitize and preserve material in repositories. Other types of documents – Texas, local, and international Texas State documents Depository program http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/statepubs/ind ex.html Print depositories http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/statepubs/de positories.html Texas State documents TRAIL (Texas Records and Information Locator) is major online index. http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/trail/index.ht ml Texas State documents Most print material is cataloged for Stacks or Reference. Not arranged separately. Local and regional documents All titles in our online catalog Also excellent collection in SWC/SCL City - Lubbock County - Lubbock Regional - SPAG Multi-state – Water International documents Check our online catalog. Index to International Statistics (Index Table 2) Not depository for intl documents anymore but purchase a lot from IGOs, e.g. UN, OECD, FAO, etc. Maps Material Maps webpage http://library.ttu.edu/ul/maps/ Maps material Census Maps and Atlases Atlases Topographic Maps - U.S. - strong collections – Texas/New Mexico Maps from other departments, e.g. Soil Surveys, USGS maps, etc. Census Atlases For the future A webpage devoted to this topic will be added to the govt documents webpage. The webpage will be divided out by Chapters. We will email this ppt and bibliography through the District 9 listserv. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome! Thank You!