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  • 1. Uri Toch College of Lake County [email_address] Steven Jablonski Skokie Public Library [email_address] Gotta Love Dot Gov!

2. Why Use Dot GovWeb Sites?

    • Reliable/Trustworthy
    • Free
    • User friendly
    • Access to vast government information(digital libraries)

3. Dot Gov Drawbacks

    • Duplicated and Divided Information
    • Lack of Public Awareness

4. Major Portals

    • USA.gov
      • www.usa.gov
    • Illinois.gov
      • www.illinois.gov

5. Most Popular Topics on USA.gov

    • Benefits and Grants
    • Federal Jobs
    • Buying from the Government
    • International Travel
    • Immigration and Naturalization

6. Consumer Concerns

    • Consumer Action Website
      • www.consumeraction.gov
    • FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Consumer Page
      • www.ftc.gov /consumer

7. Consumer Complaints

    • Illinois Attorney General Consumer Complaint Page
      • www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov /consumers
    • FTCs File a Complaintwww.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

8. Dangerous Products

    • Recalls.gov
    • www.recalls.gov
    • FoodSafety.gov
      • www.foodsafety.gov

9. Save Energy

    • EnergySavers.gov
    • www.energysavers.gov
    • Fueleconomy.gov
    • www.fueleconomy.gov

10. Be Alert for Fraud

    • FTCs Phone Fraud Page
    • www.ftc.gov/phonefraud
    • OnGuard Online
    • www.onguardonline.gov

11. Identity Theft

    • FTCs Identity Theft Page
    • www.ftc.gov/idtheft
    • Illinois Attorney General
    • Identity Theft Hotline
      • www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/hotline.html

12. Managing Money

    • MyMoney.gov
      • www.mymoney.gov
    • Investor.gov
      • www.investor.gov

13. Banks & Foreclosures

    • Helpwithmybank.gov
    • www.helpwithmybank.gov
    • HUD Foreclosure Page
    • www.hud.gov/foreclosure

14. Help for Job Seekers

    • CareerOneStop
    • www.careeronestop.org
    • Illinois workNet Center
    • www.illinoisworknet.com

15. Get a Government Job

    • USAjobs.gov
    • www.usajobs.gov
    • Work 4 Illinois
    • work.illinois.gov

16. Assistance Portals

    • Healthcare.gov
    • www.healthcare.gov
    • Eldercare Locator
    • www.eldercare.gov

17. Federal Assistance Programs

    • GovBenefits.gov
      • www.govbenefits.gov
    • GovLoans.gov
      • www.govloans.gov

18. Illinois Assistance Programs

    • Illinois Department of Human Services
      • www.dhs.state.il.us
    • Illinois Health & Wellness
    • www.illinois.gov/health

19. International Travel

    • CDC Travelers Health
    • www.cdc.gov/travel
    • Department of State International Travel
      • travel.state.gov /travel

20. Post Office

    • Postal Services Locator
    • usps.whitepages.com/post_office
    • Postage Price Calculator
    • postcalc.usps.gov

21. Statistics

    • FedStats
      • www.fedstats.gov
    • Census Bureau
      • www.census.gov

22. Medical Information

    • Healthfinder
    • www.healthfinder.gov
    • MedlinePlus
      • www.medlineplus.gov

23. Scientific Docs & Data

    • Science.gov
      • www.science.gov
    • Data.gov
      • www.data.gov

24. Dot Gov and Library Service

  • Great teaching tools
  • Access to the "hidden web"
      • www.census.gov
      • www.science.gov

25. Dot Gov and Library Service

  • Expand all collections
  • More efficientreference
      • www.irs.gov
      • www.statelocalgov.net

26. Towards the Future

    • Responsive, transparent websites (Web 1.0)
    • Now Web 2.0 (video, audio, blogs)
      • whitehouse.gov
      • thomas.gov

27. Towards the Future

    • Web as access point with public
    • More online services
    • More agency collaboration

28. Keeping Up with Dot Gov

    • Gov Gab Blog
      • blog.usa.gov
    • RSS Feeds from USA.gov
      • www.usa.gov/rss/index.shtml
    • USA.gov E-mail Updates www.usa.gov/Contact/E-mail-subscriptions.shtml

29. Suggestions from the audience?