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Showcasing Your Library in Photos

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) wants to showcase the Federal Depository Library Program and your Federal depository library by taking a look back in time and seeing how your library has evolved.

The deadline for submission has passed. Thank you to all who have submitted their Historical Photos.

Do you have historic photos from inside your library? Have you captured current photos of your library facility, events, and resources?

GPO invites you to submit current and historic photographs of your depository library for potential use in a video about the rich history of Federal depository libraries and GPO, for display on FDLP.gov, and at the 2015 DLC Meeting and Conference. The video will be presented during the Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference (October 19 - 21, 2015).

Submit photos of your library, then and now, both inside and out. Use your imagination to document your depository in images. Include library staff, library patrons, activities, collections, events, and images of your facilities. Be creative, and have fun with it!

Here are a few photo ideas, both historic and current:

  • Action shots from inside the library, working with patrons
  • A look at your facilities and collections, both print and digital
  • Performing library technical services work
  • Teaching a class or giving a tour
  • Participating in meetings or events
  • Displays of U.S. Government documents, FDLP signage, or FDLP-related images
  • Events based on the U.S. Constitution, Independence Day, or related Federal holidays
  • Exterior images that identify your library by name

Please include a caption for each image that names the library, the year the photo was taken, and a brief statement to provide context. Be sure to gain permission from any people who appear in the shots and from your institution. Upon submission, you will certify that GPO has permission to use the photos.

Let’s take a look back in time together and admire where we are today. The deadline to submit photos is September 9, 2015.

 

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