FDLP

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.

  • Letter from DLC Chair Alicia Kubas to GPO Director Halpern Regarding Recommendations (June 1, 2021)
  • Recommendations and Commendation of the DLC & GPO’s Responses, January 2021
  • Recommendations and Commendation of the DLC, November 2020
  • Depository Libraries in a COVID-19 Pandemic Environment: Lessons Learned from Depository Library Council’s Open Forums, April 22 and July 27, 2020 (transmittal letter), November 2020
  • Depository Libraries in a COVID-19 Pandemic Environment: Lessons Learned from Depository Library Council’s Open Forums, April 22 and July
  • Recommendations & Commendations of the DLC to the GPO Director & GPO’s Responses, June 2020
  • Depository Libraries in a Time of Stay-at-Home Orders - Report of Depository Library Council’s Open Forum, April 22, 2020 and Letter of Transmittal to GPO’s Director May 29, 2020
  • Recommendations & Commendations of the DLC to the GPO Director & GPO’s Responses, March 2020
  • Recommendations & Commendations of the DLC to the GPO Director & GPO’s Responses, July 2019
  • DLC Issue Brief: The Federal Register Modernization Act, H.R. 1654 / S.1078, May 2019
  • DLC Statement on Fall 2017 Recommendation on Copyright Statements in CGP Records, April 2019
  • DLC Charge from GPO Director: FR Modernization Act,  March 2019
  •  DLC Working Groups

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

     History

    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).

    Members

    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

      • wstringfellow
      • Laura Sare
      • Rick Mikulski
      • 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

      Officers

      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

      Meetings

      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 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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