Depository Library Council

The Depository Library Council (Council) 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.

 DLC Working Groups

  • Collection and Discovery Services
  • Digital Deposit
  • Digital Only Depository Libraries
  • Exploring the Durability of PURLs and Their Alternatives


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

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    • Rick Mikulski
    • Laura Sare
    • Julia Ezzo
    • Vicki Tate
    • Jennifer B Morgan
    • Renée Bosman
    • Lisa Pritchard
    • Aimée Quinn
    • Allen Moye
    • Jen Kirk
    • Richard Leiter
    • Valerie glenn

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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.
    Beck Erin
    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.
    Canfield Jane
    Carroll Marion
    Cassell William C.
    Cismowski David
    Christian Eliot J.
    Christenson Phyllis R.
    Clark Mary Sine
    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.
    Curtis Gregory
    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
    Kubas Alicia
    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.
    McDonald Celina
    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.
    Parks Stephen
    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
    Ryan Marianne
    Saferite Linda
    Sanders Ann Marie
    Sandler Mark
    Saurs Laura
    Schlueter Kay
    Scull Roberta
    Sears Suzanne
    Selby Barbara S.
    Sevetson Andrea
    Shaw James
    Shubert Joseph F.
    Shuler John A.
    Siemers Lynne
    Simmon Fannie
    Sinclair Gwen
    Sittel Robbie
    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
    Williams Yvonne
    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
    2021-2022 Stringfellow Will Vanderbilt University Central Library, TN
    2020-2021 Kubas Alicia University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, MN
    2019-2020 Clark Mary Library of Virginia, VA
    2018-2019 Thornton Lori New Mexico State Library, NM
    2017-2018 Shaw James 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 October 18-20, 2021 Coming Soon! 2021 Federal Depository Library Conference
    All-Virtual April 21, 2021 Spring 2021 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
    All-Virtual October 20-23, 2020 2020 Federal Depository Library Conference
    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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