You may say, "What effect does the government shutdown have on libraries? Langsdale is not a federal agency." True enough, but much of our information comes from government agencies. Federal information centers and archives were displaying messages like this on their websites yesterday:
Kathy Karn-Carmichael, from the University of South Carolina
Aiken, has a Research Guide which has government information from non-government resources.
Maryland sources such as the State Data Center still have lots of census data for Maryland.