In This Issue

E-Government Resources

 

Hundreds of state and federal resources organized by category

  

State-wide portal for county and local resources, organized by county  

  

Career and job resources from the Florida Electronic Library   

January 5, 2016 
  

 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I'd like to welcome you into 2016 with some pertinent e-government information to help prepare you for the new year.

 

As always, we at the Bureau of Library Development are here to serve you and your libraries. If you have suggestions for newsletter or webinar topics, don't hesitate to contact me.  


Best wishes in 2016!
 

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E-Government News
USCIS Proposed I-9 Form Changes

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published a notice in the Federal Register on Nov. 24, 2015, to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The public may provide comments on the proposed changes until Jan. 25, 2016.

You can view the proposed form and instructions on the regulations.gov website. Submit a comment here by  clicking the "Comment Now!" button.
TechSoup

 

Are you in need of some technology or software but on a tight budget?
TechSoup offers discounted software, services and other technology from top brands, like Microsoft, Intuit, Adobe and Cisco, to non-profits, charities and public libraries.

Take their eligibility quiz today to see which programs are available to your library!
Be Ready Florida -
Active Shooter  
 
An active shooter incident can happen at any time and at any location. 
 
In a effort to help Floridians prepare for such an incident, the Be Ready Florida team has assembled a comprehensive selection of informative active shooter awareness/safety/response videos.
On the Horizon
 
Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3)
 
Improving education, employment and other key outcomes for youth, especially low-income youth who are disconnected from work, school or other social supports,  is a key goal of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 
P3 enables state, local and tribal community pilot test sites to test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in education, employment and other key outcomes for disconnected youth. The first set of pilots are testing flexibility with federal youth-serving funds in diverse environments across America. One pilot site is Broward County, FL.

To help prepare for the second P3 competition, the Department of Education has released a Notice of Proposed Priorities  on behalf of participating agencies to seek ideas from the field on strengthening this important initiative and empowering communities to think big about reconnecting youth. This notice also provides a great overview of the proposed priorities and contact information for program representatives at the Department of Education.
Workforce Recovery News
SBA Learning Center
 

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a dedicated Online Learning Center for small business owners.

 

The center features courses on starting a business, managing a business, financing, marketing and government contracting.

E-Government Webinars
Serving Those Who Served: Online Veteran Services - February 19, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.
  
Florida is home to over 1.5 million military veterans, so it's very likely you'll find yourself aiding a veteran in their search for online government services. The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs (FDVA) has committed itself to being the premier point of entry for Florida veterans' access to earned services, benefits and support.

Join Steven Murray, Communications and External Affairs Director at FDVA,  to learn about  services and support available for Florida veterans Sign up today!
Financial Stability for All Floridians - February 23, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.
  
While e-government information often focuses on federal, state and county government services, non-profit organizations also serve the community in many of the same ways. The Florida Prosperity Partnership's vision is that ALL Floridians have equal opportunities to attain financial stability. To achieve this goal, they host prosperity town halls across the state and offer webinars on personal financial literacy and other topics.

In this webinar, Bill Mills, CEO of the Florida Prosperity Partnership, will give us an overview of the range of services that the FPP offers to Florida citizens. Join us to learn how to help give your community the tools to achieve financial stability!
Contact Us

Recognizing that e-government is a constantly changing field with emerging challenges and opportunities, the Bureau of Library Development provides a number of training opportunities for interested parties. Follow BLD on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or subscribe to our YouTube channel for uploaded content.

Please do no hesitate to contact me with any of your e-government needs.

Sincerely,

Alex Brownlee
E-Government Consultant
Bureau of Library Development
  


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