E-Government – New River Public Library Cooperative Supporting library service in Baker, Bradford and Union Counties, FL 2016-05-01T04:07:34Z http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/feed/atom/ WordPress Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[Get Help Florida]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=6016 2014-07-28T18:44:43Z 2014-08-06T14:00:49Z get help flGet Help Florida :  Find hundreds of e-Government federal, state, & county resources organized by category. The site is intended to be a statewide portal to valuable e-Government resources.

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[Right Service]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=5524 2014-05-30T15:34:40Z 2014-06-19T13:02:50Z RightServiceRightTimeFLOnline search for food, employment, shelter, or assistance that may be needed.

Search by type of assistance or location.

Right Service Right Time

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[211]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=5632 2014-03-21T12:28:51Z 2014-03-21T12:57:33Z 211 on your telephone links you to United Way agencies that can provide further detailed
information on community services. The call is free and confidential. 211 service is available
24 hours and day, every day.   Also available online.

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=4424 2012-10-18T18:44:13Z 2012-10-25T11:39:15Z Florida Department of Veterans’ Afffairs website has information for veterans of all ages.  Includes information on veteran benefit counseling and guides, veteran’s homes, Vietnam era vets, Iraq and Afghanistan vets, and women vets.

 

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[Small Business Resources]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=3210 2011-12-05T16:54:17Z 2011-12-05T17:22:36Z The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates its energy and resources to providing support to small businesses and small-business owners across the nation. SBA helps businesses across the country through what we call the “3 C’s” of our service: Capital, Contracts, Counseling.   Small Business Administration 

Small Business Resource Center.  Information for small businesses, how-tos, sample business plans, info on various types of businesses.   Small Business Resource Center

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[USA.gov]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=3208 2011-11-21T16:22:17Z 2011-12-01T12:19:24Z Official online entry site for federal government information and services:  USA.gov

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[MyFlorida.com]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=3206 2011-11-13T14:18:26Z 2011-11-22T13:15:58Z Official online entry point for Florida state government and services:  MyFlorida.com

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[Resources for Veterans]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=3203 2011-11-13T14:13:03Z 2011-11-19T14:11:30Z Resources for veterans:    https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[211]]> http://www.newriver.lib.fl.us/?p=3201 2011-11-13T12:44:09Z 2011-11-16T12:40:35Z Dial 211 on your telephone and you will be linked  to a United Way agency that can provide further detailed information on community services for those in need. The call is free and confidential.

211 service is available24 hours and day, every day.  211 is also available online.

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Marlene Glennon <![CDATA[Public Libraries and E-Government]]> http://newriver.dev.acceleration.net/uncategorized/public-libraries-and-e-government/ 2010-11-22T15:34:13Z 2010-10-14T18:54:00Z

Public libraries provide an essential link between government and citizens. As government information services and resources become digital—in many cases, digital only—public libraries serve as critical community gateways to electronic government, also known as E-government which can be defined as: the use of technology,
predominantly the Internet, as a means to deliver government services to citizens, businesses, and other entities.
Libraries provide technology access by offering free access to computers, high speed internet access and wi-fi.
Libraries also help with digital literacy by offering computer and internet use instruction.
Public library staff have the expertise that can help people understand government and government services.
Staff also help people find and use government information, websites and services, as well as helping people complete forms, such as emergency benefits, unemployment and other online forms.
With these services are challenges too. Computers, high speed access, and wi-fi cost money. Time limits must be placed on computer use by the public to allow everyone a turn.
Staff is needed to assist users who have no computer experience and that staff must be trained and paid.
In spite of challenges, libraries are working to meet their community’s
e-government needs. Working with funding agencies, other social service agencies and the public, libraries will be even more successful in providing
e-government services.

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