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The 2011 Federal Depository Library Conference and Fall Depository Library Council Meeting

Join your colleagues, friends, and U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) staff for the Federal Depository Library Conference and Fall Depository Library Council (DLC) Meeting in Arlington VA, October 17-20, 2011. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17 with registration and a meet and greet with DLC members over coffee. The 10:30 a.m. opening session will include a welcome from William J. Boarman, Public Printer of the United States and Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents.

As announced at the spring DLC meeting in San Antonio, GPO will hold only one annual meeting each year due to budget constraints. The fall meeting will include a variety of sessions on issues of interest to the depository library community, sharing of new products and services by Federal agency staff, and instructional/information sessions by colleagues in the Federal depository library community. Among the educational sessions this year, we are offering several hands-on training opportunities. Bring your own laptops for sessions that will include instruction on Geographic Information System (GIS), the Federal Register, and the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).

On Thursday October 21, join us for “Creating Our Shared Vision: Roles and Opportunities in the FDLP.” This will be a day of discussion on the future of the FDLP in the digital age. We anticipate sharing ideas on roles and models for depository libraries; changes in information policy and their effect on libraries; and a reaffirmation of the depository library community’s commitment to ensuring the public has free access to Federal information.

In addition, we invite you to join us in celebrating GPO’s 150th anniversary by attending the GPO Open House on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at GPO (732 N. Capitol St. NW). Tour the exhibit,”150 Years of Service to the Nation,” which includes an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and many other original documents produced at GPO.

Last but not least, we invite you to submit proposals for presentations and education sessions. Share your ideas and knowledge, explore new developments, and network with your colleagues.These can range from introductory to advanced levels on topics related to Federal information librarianship. Hands-on training sessions are encouraged. Presentations can run for 45 or 90 minutes, with a single presenter or a panel. Audio-visual equipment will be provided. Please send your proposal by Friday, September 16. You will be notified if your proposal is accepted by Friday, September 23.

For additional information including event registration, preliminary schedule, hotel locations/reservations, submitting proposals, and more, visit the event page on the FDLP Desktop.

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