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Federal Depository Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

Date: Monday, September 23, 2013

Start time: 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific

Registration: please register to attend

As libraries look ahead to the October 1 open enrollment date for the health insurance marketplace, there is an abundance of information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and many opportunities for libraries. IMLS is working with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare and with WebJunction and ZeroDivide to provide library staff with the online resources and community contacts they will need to respond to questions about the Marketplace. One of the key roles that Federal Depository Libraries can play is to maintain an awareness of available resources in your area, and develop an approach for connecting patrons to those resources in the way that makes the most sense for your community.

Federal Depository Libraries are a key resource in connecting the public with documents and resources that are produced by the federal government (find a Federal Depository Library near you). Please join us for this interactive session, where we will discuss strategies for libraries to identify ACA resources, hear from a Federal Depository member library that is working to prepare for patron requests, and obtain key policy and resource updates from ACA experts.

Presented by:

  • Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Susie Butler, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Kendra Morgan, WebJunction
  • Robbie Sittel, Tulsa City/County Public Library (FDL member)

*Closed Captioning will be provided for this event.

Please note: This session is geared towards Federal Depository Libraries and the ACA (click to learn more about depository libraries). If you are a public library, archived webinars that highlight options and information for public library engagement are available on WebJunction.

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