Mobile App Reviews: AskKaren.Gov

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Mobile Ask Karen is a web-based smartphone application launched in 2011 that instantly answers food safety questions. The mobile app offers a ton of information to consumers about food storage, foodborne illnesses, and the preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products.

E-Government Tool Reviews: FOIA Online

FOIA Online is a web portal for information related to Freedom of Information Act requests. It allows visitors to search past and in-progress requests, view documents that have been released under the Freedom of Information Act, and place and track their own requests. Prominently featured in the relatively simple interface are a glossary, FAQ and search box. Currently only select agencies participate in the online portal

E-Government Tool Reviews: FCC's Spectrum Dashboard

Targeted at U.S. denizens who wish to learn more about broadband spectrum within the U.S., the FCC’s Spectrum Dashboard helps users “to find out how spectrum is being used, who owns spectrum licenses around the country, and what spectrum is available in [their] county.” On the homepage beneath the “Exploring America’s Spectrum” pane, users can employ four different browsing options: “Browse Spectrum

Mobile App Reviews: SaferCar

SaferCar is a mobile app offered by the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) for Android and iOS devices. It offers on-the-go access to many of the useful features found on, also maintained by the NHTSA. Within the app, users can search 5-Star Safety Ratings of vehicles as well as vehicle safety recall history.

Mobile App Reviews: MyTSA

The Transportation Security Administration created the MyTSA app as a way to disseminate important information to air travelers.

Update on Webinars

Did you miss our first two webinars?

Libraries and E-Government: The Big Picture

E-government, and how libraries help their communities connect with online government services, occurs in a rapidly changing and dynamic context. Not only do technologies change, but so too do the ways in which governments offer (and increasingly require) the public to use their digital services.

From LibEGov to Lib2Gov

The Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland (iPAC) and the American Library Association (ALA) developed LibEGov (* in connection with the Libraries & E-government: New Partnerships in Public Service project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  That site was developed through partnerships with government agencies, state library agen

Welcome to Lib2Gov!

Over the past few months, we've been working to relaunch LibEGov as Lib2Gov and are excited to share our vision for the new site with you!