Depository Library Council

The Depository Library Council (Council) to the Director, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), serves as an advisory committee to the Director, GPO and the Superintendent of Documents.

Over the years, Council has offered advice and recommendations on matters relating to the indexing, classification, cataloging, distribution, format, storage, utilization, and administration of depository material. Council also has advised the Director, GPO on information policy issues affecting depository libraries and the FDLP.

Council collaborates throughout the year on matters related to the FDLP. A meeting is held annually, typically in Washington, DC.

DLC Recommendations & Writings

Access publications produced by the Depository Library Council, including the DLC Information Guide, DLC letters, reports, and DLC recommendations/GPO responses.


The Depository Library Council to the Public Printer was established in 1972 and held its first meeting in February 1973. Its antecedents go back to 1963 when seven librarians were asked by the Public Printer to serve on an advisory committee on depository libraries. The original advisory committee was formed at the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration during its consideration of revised legislation on depository libraries. While the particular focus and role of the council has adapted over time, its central purpose has remained constant—to advise the GPO Director and the Superintendent of Documents on matters relating to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).


The members of the Depository Library Council are appointed by the GPO Director to serve three-year terms. Members may be appointed for a second term.

Members represent a cross section of the various types of libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program. In order to meet this goal, at least half of the Council's members work in depository libraries and have experience providing services for Government information.

Current Members

    • mclark
    • cmcdonald
    • ebeck
    • rsittel
    • jcanfield
    • yvonnedwilliams
    • Gregory Curtis
    • Alicia Kubas Cropped
    • Cropped6 Parks Picture
    • Laura Sare
    • Will Stringfellow 1
    • Rick Mikulski

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Past Members

Last Name First Name
Akeroyd Richard
Adler Prudence
Aldrich Duncan M.
Andersen Thomas K.
Arrigo Paul A.
Baish Mary Alice
Barkley Daniel C.
Bednar Carol
Beleu Steve
Bennett Donna Larson
Bever Greta
Braunstein Stephanie
Bregent Ann
Brock D. Clifton
Brooker Roberta
Brown Christopher C.
Bruce Dennis L
Buckley Carper W.
Buckley Francis
Burke Helen
Byrne Tim
Cain Charlene C.
Carroll Marion
Cassell William C.
Cismowski David
Christian Eliot J.
Christenson Phyllis R.
Clemmer Dan
Cline Nancy
Cobb David A.
Collier Carol
Concannon Marie
Cooke Eileen D.
Cornwall Daniel
Cornwell Gary T.
Cowell Elizabeth
Cross Jennie B.
Crowers Clifford P.
Davis Denise M.
Dessy Blane K.
Diamond F.Anne
Dickinson Dennis W.
Donley Albert M.
D'Onofrio Erminio
Dow Susan
Drake Miriam A.
Dugan Robert
Duston Beth
Eckman Chuck
Eidelman Diane
Eisenbeis Kathleen
Ellis William W.
Engstrom Carlene
Etkin Cynthia
Farrell Maggie P.
Faull Sandra K.
Feng Y.T.
Fischlschweiger Thomas
Fisher Janet
Ford Barbara J.
Frangakis Evelyn
Fredericks Linda
Fryer Janice Anita
Garner Diane L.
Gause Rich
Gordon Carol D.
Graham John W.
Greer Christopher (PhD)
Guss Erin
Hammond Jane L.
Hartman Cathy Nelson
Hartnett Cass
Harvey Anthony
Hayes Stephen M.
Helfer Doris Small
Hemphill Peter
Heymann Jaia
Hinz Juli
Hinton Robert A.
Hoduski Bernadine E.
Hoffman David R.
Hogan Sharon A.
Holterhoff Sarah G. (Sally)
Hordusky Clyde
Hutchins Richard G.
Hutto Dena
Isacco Jeanne
Irwin-Smiler Kate
Jacob Rosamond
Jacobs James R.
Jarrett Peggy Roebuck
Johnson Nancy T.
Kaczmarek Paula
Kavaliunas John C.
Kennedy Linda
Kerschner Joan
Kessler Ridley R., Jr.
Kitchens Christine
Koepp Donna
Kosman George
Krumsee Kirstin
LaHood Charles G.
Laich Katherine
Lane Margaret T.
Lang Elizabeth
LaSala Rosemary
Laster Shari
Lauffer Donna
Lawhun Kathryn S.
Lawrence Gregory W.
Leacy Richard
Levergood Barbara
Lowrie Jean E.
Lu Joseph
Lyons Susan
MacCampbell James C.
Malone Cheryl Knott
Marlatt Greta E.
Marquez Maria Teresa
Marston Wilda
Mason Marianne
Mason Mildred
Matheson Scott
Mawdsley Katherine
McAninch Sandra S.
McCoy Ralph E.
McKnelly Michele T.
Miele Anthony W.
Miller Ann
Mills Lois P.
Moore Edythe
Morgan Candace
Moriearty Jill A.
Morton Bruce
Morton Schwalb Sandy
Mustonen Karlo
Myers Judy
Nicoles Richard H.
Oakley Robert
O'Brien Patrick M.
O'Mahony Daniel P.
Otto Justin
Parker Marian F.
Paulson Peter J.
Peterson Sandra K.
Phillips John
Phillips Mark
Phillips Vicki
Plummer Sioux
Pritchett Hallie
Prophet Mary W.
Prudden Margaret M.
Rabina Debbie (PhD)
Rainey Laura J.
Raum Hans
Redmond Mary
Reeling Patricia G.
Reynolds Catharine J.
Reynolds Maryan E.
Richter John H.
Romans Larry
Rowe Judith
Russ Karen
Russell Judith
Saferite Linda
Sanders Ann Marie
Sandler Mark
Saurs Laura
Schlueter Kay
Scull Roberta
Sears Suzanne
Selby Barbara S.
Sevetson Andrea
Shubert Joseph F.
Siemers Lynne
Simmon Fannie
Sinclair Gwen
Sloan Patricia
Smith Barbara E.
Smith Diane H.
Smith Ruth S.
Stephens Denise
Stevenson John A.
Stierholz Katrina
Sudduth William
Sulzer Jack
Swanbeck Janet
Swartz B.J.
Swindells Geoffrey
Taylor Teri
Thompson Johanna
Thornton Lori
Thurston Paul
Trautman Maryellen
Trotta Victoria K.
Tubbs Camilla
Tulis Susan E.
Turner Carol
Van de Voorde Phillip
Varn Richard J.
Veatch James R., Jr.
Vonderhaar Mark
Walker Margaret
Wallace Julia F.
Walshak Lynn G.
Walter Robert A.
Warnick Walter
Watts Anne
Weaver Barbara
Weible Arlene
Weiner John H.
Werking Richard Hume
Wiggin Kendall F.
Wilkins Barratt
Williams Barbara M.
Williams Mary Elizabeth
Wolfe Bardi C., Jr.
Wood Fred B.
Wynn Bobby
Zink Steven D.

The following documents provide the purpose, duties, and general operational characteristics of the Depository Library Council:

Council Member Obligations:

  • Attend an orientation for new Council members
  • Attend DLC/FDLP conferences and meetings
  • Participate in conference calls (usually on a monthly basis)
  • Participate in committee work and other DLC assignments as needed
  • Stay engaged with the Council, GPO, and the depository library community


Within Council, there are 2 officer positions.

  1. Chair: Presides over meetings of the Council and is responsible for organizing the Council, which includes the creation of committees to carry out the duties of the Council. The chair also serves as direct liaison between the Council and the GPO Director. This position is elected by the DLC.
  2. Secretary: Arranges for the preparation of records of meetings, proceedings, and all of the records of the Council. Handles all official correspondence of the Council and meeting notices. This position is elected by the DLC.

Chairs of the Depository Library Council

Year(s) Last Name First Name Institution/State
2019-2020 Clark Mary Library of Virginia, VA
2018-2019 Thornton Lori New Mexico State Library, NM
2017-2018 Shaw Jim University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE
2017-2018 Russ Karen University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
2016-2017 Matheson Scott Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
2015-2016 Pritchett Hallie University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2014-2015 Concannon Marie University of Missouri Elmer Ellis Library, Columbia, MO
2013-2014 Weible Arlene Oregon State Library, Salem, OR
2012-2013 Laster Shari University of Akron, Akron, OH
2011-2012 Jacobs James Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2010-2011 Sears Suzanne University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2009-2010 Shuler John A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008-2009 Byrne Tim University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2007-2008 Swindells Geoffrey University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
2006-2007 Sudduth William University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2005-2006 Selby Barbara S. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2004-2005 Phillips John Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
2003-2004 Barkley Daniel C. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2002-2003 Hartman Cathy Nelson University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2001-2002 Sevetson Andrea University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2000-2001 Farrell Maggie Montana State University - Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
1999-2000 Aldrich Duncan University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
1998-1999 Andersen Thomas California State Library, Sacramento, CA
1997-1998 Watts Anne St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO
1996-1997 Fryer Janice Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1995-1996 O'Mahony Daniel Brown University, Providence, RI
1994-1995 Sulzer Jack Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1993-1994 Duston Beth Information Strategists, Manchester, NH
1992-1993 Cornwell Gary University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1991-1992 Fisher Janet Arizona Dept. of Library, Archives & Public Records, Phoenix, AZ
1990-1991 Cobb David University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
1989-1990 Kessler Ridley University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
1988-1989 Phillips Vicki Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1987-1988 Hordusky Clyde State Library of Ohio, Columbus, OH
1986-1987 Smith Diane Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1985-1986 Cross Jennie Oakland Public Schools, Pontiac, MI
1984-1985 Peterson Sandra The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1983-1984 Zink Steven D. University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV
1983-1984 Isacco Jeanne Cuyahoga County Library, Cleveland, OH
1982-1983 Watts Anne St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO
1981-1982 Myers Judy University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX
1980-1981 Smith Barbara Skidmore College Library, Saratoga Springs, NY
1979-1980 Mawdsley Katherine University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
1977-1978 Buckley Francis Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI
1978-1979 Buckley Francis Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI
1974-1976 Paulson Peter New York State Library, Albany, NY
1976-1977 Paulson Peter New York State Library, Albany, NY
1973-1974 McCoy Ralph Southern Illinois University at carbondale, Carbondale, IL
1973 (temporary) Brock D. Clifton University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


The DLC, in conjunction with GPO, holds two annual events per year: the spring DLC Virtual Meeting and the fall Federal Depository Library Conference, also broadcast virtually.

The following table lists the dates and locations of all DLC Federal Depository Library Council Meetings.

Host City Meeting Dates Theme
All-Virtual April 22, 2020 Spring 2020 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 21-23, 2019 (broadcast virtually) 2019 Federal Depository Library Conference
All-Virtual April 15-17, 2019 Spring 2019 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 22-24, 2018 (Broadcast Virtually) 2018 Federal Depository Library Conference
All-Virtual April 18–20, 2018 Spring 2018 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 16–18, 2017 (broadcast virtually) Safeguarding Government Information Access for All
All-Virtual April 26-27, 2017 Spring 2017 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
Arlington, VA October 17–19, 2016 (broadcast virtually) Making It Happen Together: Demonstrating Results
All-Virtual April 27-29, 2016 Blueprint for Change: From Planning to Action
Arlington, VA October 19-21, 2015 (broadcast virtually) A Rich History, A Vibrant Future
All-Virtual April 28-30, 2015 Navigating through Change: The Conversation Continues
All-Virtual December 2-4, 2014 Focusing on Service
Washington, DC April 30-May 2, 2014 (broadcast virtually) Federal Depository Library: Connecting Communities
All-Virtual December 3-5 and 10–12, 2013 Expanding the Framework: Engage and Discuss
Washington, DC October 21-23, 2013 (Cancelled) Due to U.S. Government shutdown this meeting was cancelled
All-Virtual April 23–25, 2013 Partners in Preservation: Government Information for Future Generations
Arlington, VA October 15-18, 2012 (broadcast virtually) Celebrating the Past, Building the Future Together
Arlington, VA October 17-20, 2011 2011 Fall DLC Summary
San Antonio, TX April 4-6, 2011
Arlington, VA October 18-20, 2010
Buffalo, NY April 26-28, 2010
Arlington, VA Oct. 19-21, 2009
Tampa Bay, FL April 20-22, 2009
Arlington, VA October 20-22, 2008
Kansas City, MO March 31-April 2, 2008
Arlington, VA October 15-17, 2007
Denver, CO April 15-18, 2007
Washington, DC Oct. 22-25, 2006
Seattle, WA April 2-5, 2006
Washington, DC Oct. 16-19, 2005
Albuquerque, NM April 17-20, 2005
Washington, DC Oct. 17-20, 2004
St. Louis, MO April 18-21, 2004
Arlington, VA Oct. 19-22, 2003
Reno, NV April 6-9, 2003
Arlington, VA Oct. 20-23, 2002
Mobile, AL April 21-24, 2002
Alexandria, VA Oct. 14-17, 2001
San Antonio, TX April 1-4, 2001
Arlington, VA Oct. 22-25, 2000
Newport, RI April 10-12, 2000
Kansas City, MO Oct. 18-21, 1999
Bethesda, MD April 12-15, 1999
San Diego, CA Oct. 19-22, 1998
Arlington, VA April 20-23, 1998
Clearwater Beach, FL Oct. 20-23, 1997
Arlington, VA April 14-17, 1997
Salt Lake City, UT October 21-24, 1996
Arlington, VA April 15-18, 1996
Memphis, TN October 16-18, 1995
Arlington, VA April 10-12, 1995
Salt Lake City, UT October 21-24, 1996
Arlington, VA April 15-18, 1996
Memphis, TN October 16-18, 1995
Arlington, VA April 10-12, 1995
Portland, OR October 24-26, 1994
Arlington, VA April 25-27, 1994
Chicago, IL November 1-3, 1993
Arlington, VA May 17-18, 1993
Washington, DC October 19-20, 1992
Washington, DC 28-Apr-92
Washington, DC October 22-23, 1991
Boston, MA April 17-19, 1991
Arlington, VA October 24-26, 1990
Scottsdale, AZ April 25-27, 1990
Arlington, VA October 18-20, 1989
Pittsburgh, PA March 8-10, 1989
Arlington, VA October 12-14, 1988
Charleston, SC March 9-11, 1988
Washington, DC October 14-16, 1987
San Diego, CA April 1-3, 1987
Washington, DC October 15-17, 1986
St. Louis, MO March 5-7, 1986
Washington, DC October 16-18, 1985
Albuquerque, NM March 27-29, 1985
Washington, DC October 10-12, 1984
Atlanta, GA April 11-13, 1984
Seattle, WA Sept. 15-17, 1983
Arlington, VA April 27-29, 1983
Alexandria, VA Sept. 20-22, 1982
Boston, MA April 26-28, 1982
Alexandria, VA Sept. 28-30, 1981
San Antonio, TX April 13-15, 1981
Alexandria, VA Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 1980
St. Paul, MN April 28-30, 1980
Alexandria, VA October 15-17, 1979
San Francisco, CA April 9-11, 1979
Alexandria, VA October 9-11, 1978
New Orleans, LA April 16-18, 1978
Arlington, VA October 16-18, 1977
Boulder, CO April 25-26, 1977
Washington, DC October 21-22, 1976
Columbus, OH April 22-23, 1976
Washington, DC October 23-24, 1975
Storrs, CT April 14-15, 1975
Washington, DC October 29-30, 1974
New York, NY July 6, 1974
Chicago, IL January 25, 1974
Las Vegas, NV June 28, 1973
Washington, DC February 2, 1973

Proceedings and transcripts from DLC Meetings can be found in the file repository

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