Apologies for the off-topic nature of this, but I think it may be
interesting to many list subscribers.

Sunshine Week is a national initiative about the importance of open
government and freedom of information. This year, two library
organizations, NOCALL GRC and the Sierra Nevada Chapter of SLA, are
partnering with McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento to bring you a
national webcast about open government followed by two speakers on
freedom of information and journalism.

The webcast, live from Washington D.C., is called "Opening Doors:
Finding the Keys to Open Government" and will feature two panels: one
consisting of Congressional and Administration policy-makers who will
discuss how the government and the public can make the federal
government more open, and the other consisting of individuals with
expertise in making government information available in a useful
format online.

Following the webcast, two speakers will present: Terry Francke,
General Counsel and Founder of Californians Aware, and Andrew
McIntosh, a senior writer at The Sacramento Bee, where he serves as a
public records and FOIA specialist.

The event is Wednesday, March 25 at McGeorge, from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Lunch is included, and the program costs $15. For more information and
to register, see:

For more information on the national sunshine week efforts, see:

Please send this along to anyone interested in open government, FOIA,
or related issues.


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