Superintendent of Documents, Mary Alice Baish writes of the Government shutdown, legislation affecting the Government Printing Office, and introduces a new member of the Depository Library Council. Read more...
In December, LSCM hosted the virtual conference, “Expanding the Forecast Framework: Engage & Discuss.” This participatory event featured focused discussions facilitated by members of the Depository Library Council. Read more...
The U.S. Government was partially shut down in October 2013. Operations ceased after legislation was not enacted to appropriate funds for FY2014. Learn about the impacts of the shutdown on the FDLP. Read more...
Displays in libraries are a wonderful way to promote and draw attention to the documents in your collections. There are many examples from depositories around the country to generate ideas about how you might be able to create a display at your library. Read more...
Guest Contributor Kathy Amen, Government Information Librarian at St. Mary's University’s Blume Library, describes her library’s use of QR Codes to bridge the gap between print and electronic Government information. Read more...
GPO Program Updates
Use GPO’s eLearning Platform
Depositories are encouraged to make use of GPO’s eLearning platform for presenting Government information educational sessions, hosting depository meetings, and sharing knowledge with the FDLP community. Contact Cindy Etkin if you are interested in learning more.
GPO has a community training program that focuses on U.S. Government information, depository library operations and management, and FDLP issues. Check out/don’t miss our exciting upcoming training opportunities!
Did You Know?
Depository library staff can now earn Certificates of Education by viewing archived recordings of FDLP community training webinars. After viewing the recording, click on “Certificate of Education” and then “view.”
Question: Recently we received shipments for which we had to submit claims. A couple of days after claiming the publications they appeared in separate mailings. Is there any way to cancel a claim within a couple of days after submitting it?
Answer: Yes, you can cancel a claim by submitting an askGPO request using the Federal Depository Libraries Category and Claims subcategory. Or, you can open up your original claim submission in askGPO and provide an update to it asking that the claim be canceled. GPO will make every effort to intercept the claim before materials are processed and mailed.
Spread the Word
Did you miss the marketing webinars, “Promoting your Depository and the FDLP” and its follow-up session, “Promoting the FDLP?” View the archive and access the slides and videos presented during the sessions.
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