Stuck researching government information? Get live, online help from a government information librarian through Government Information Online. This national pilot project, a cooperative effort of more than 30 libraries throughout the United States, provides a virtual reference and information service that specializes in questions concerning government information. All participants are official depository libraries that participate in the U.S. Government Printing Office’s Federal Depository Library program, and many are also official depository libraries for their respective state governments.

Chat live with a librarian Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. central time, and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time. You can also send questions by e-mail and receive a reply within 48 hours.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.